Karan Johar, who holds the rights to the Hindi remake of Hollywood flick 'The Fault in Our Stars', had announced Homi Adajania as the director for the project starring Deepika Padukone. However, the industry grapevine is now abuzz with rumours about a change of guard. Sources suggest that director Mohit Suri might step in as Homi's replacement.
Homi Adajania and Mohit Suri
A source says, "The film is at the scripting stage and it seems both the makers and Homi were not on the same page. So, they have decided to part ways. We have been thinking of signing up Mohit since he has worked with us in the past and he has liked the concept too."
It is said that getting a new director on board might lead to changes in the star cast too. A source close to the project says, "There has been much speculation around the lead roles. So far, the makers had zeroed in on Deepika while the hunt for an actor was still on. Initially, Varun Dhawan was supposed to be signed on, but he had some date issues. Later, Sushant Singh Rajput's name was discussed. But it looks like the project will eventually see an all-round overhaul before it goes on floors."
Homi, Mohit and the makers were not available for comment.