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The Dirty Politics Behind Tapsee’s Ouster

Tapsee Pannu who is rightly  upset about her unceremonious  ouster  from  the  Pati Patni Aur Woh remake , can seek comfort in her  predecessors who have been similarly deserted at  the last moment.

The  classic example is  the timeless Raakhee Gulzar who was signed and  all set to play the lead in Rituparno Ghosh’s Bariwali when all of sudden, overnight , she  was replaced  by Kirron Kher.Raakhee even had her clothes stitched and ready for the first schedule when, like Tapsee, she read in the  papers that she had been replaced  .

But  coming back to the  present,  what  really prompted the grandsons  of   the legendary B R Chopra and  the sons of the  universally liked Ravi Chopra, to act  in this unprofessional way?

According to a source  in  the know, this was  all done  within  a day or two  because the producers wanted a teenybopper  threesome to play the three main roles.

“When  Juno Chopra(that’s  B R Chopra’s grandson) approached  Tapsee and finalized her for  the  wife’s role(played in the  original by Vidya Sinha) they were looking at  another cast altogether.  It was  meant  to be a  story of an adulterous  man  married for many  years. But then they got Kartik Aryan and Ananya Pandey on board, so the wife had also had to be the teenybopper types,” informs a  knowledgeable  source.

We  don’t know how convincing Bhumi Pednekar would be in the wife’s role.  But  this is not the Pati Patni Aur Woh that B R Chopra had made.

As   the  source quipped, “They want to make  a Student   Of The Year type of teenybopper romance  out of  the original marital comedy. This is  like doing a  serious disservice  to  the original.”

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