"Sushant wanted to do Shekar Kapur's 'Paani' as well as Abhishek's 'Fitoor'. Sushant requested Abhishek to postpone the date of his film 'Fitoor' and has perhaps disappointed him. So now Sushant is no more part of 'Fitoor' and Abhishek is hunting for the leading actor for his film," a source told IANS.
Katrina Kaif has been finalized as the female lead for "Fitoor", an adaptation of Charles Dickens classic "Great Expectations". The film will be produced by Ekta Kapoor.
A statement from Sushant's spokesperson confirmed the news.
"Sushant will not be doing 'Fitoor'. The film, for which he had allotted dates this year and kept himself free, has shifted from its original October 2013 schedule to March 2014 and now to July 2014. It now clashes with his dates allotted for 'Paani' due to which he had to let it go. He hopes to collaborate with Abhishek on some project in the future," said the statement.