Reportedly Sanjay Dutt who was all set to join hands with his mentors Bhatts for their next (earlier named Informer) after 13 years, opted out of the film due to monetary issues.
However, we found out that apparently, it was not money but the different working styles of Sanjay and the Bhatts that caused a hurdle in their association. A source from the film that also stars Emraan Hashmi says, “Sanjay Dutt readily agreed to work with the Bhatts as he loved the script.
They also mutually decided on the payment. The real reason why Sanjay opted out of the film was not money as reported but date problems.
The Bhatts work in a certain way. They make their films in a very tight budget and also tight schedules. They like to shoot films from start to finish and want their actors to give bulk dates. That’s how they save money by saving extra shooting days.”
The source goes on to add, “Sanjay told him that it was not possible for him to give them bulk dates as he was also committed towards other films.
Also he told them that his working style had changed. Bhatts agreed to pay Sanju his market price but they realised that the film’s budget would go up if they had to extend their shooting schedule to accommodate the actor’s dates. So they decided mutually not to work together on this film.”
The Bhatts later approached Vivek Oberoi who also opted out of the film due to his forthcoming sci-fi project. Randeep Hooda bagged the role eventually.