Looks like one man’s loss is another man’s gain. Recently when Siddharth Malhotra’s new ice-cream ad went on air, there was buzz how the young actor had replaced Ayushmann Khurrana to bag the deal.
However, we hear that Ayushmann had initially even shot for the ad but later had to opt out after the makers wanted to re-shoot it.
A source says, “It was due to date problems that Ayushmann had to step out. He was never replaced.”
The actor and his Vicky Donor co-star Yaami Gautam initially shot for the ad in Bangkok in February. Says Ayushmann, “We both shot for the ice-cream ad but later were told the makers were not happy with the creative. They wanted us to re-shoot the ad.”
According to the actor, it was only after he couldn’t readjust his dates for a re-shoot that the brand roped in Sid.
Ayushmann adds, “I had already given those dates for Nupur Asthana’s film and I couldn’t re-adjust. They then went ahead and shot the ad with Siddharth.”