Shilpa Shetty’s upcoming production venture was to star close friend Sanjay Dutt in an extended cameo role. However, the actor is no longer a part of the film and has been replaced by Sunny Deol.
Buzz is that owing to his crammed timetable, Sanjay had to opt out of the project, which stars Harmaan Baweja in the lead role. The actor was unable to shoot since a long time, courtesy his hectic film schedule. Sources say Shilpa had no choice but to sign Sunny for the role.
Our source says, “Shilpa had been waiting for a long time for Sanjay’s dates but he has an extremely packed schedule. The actress-turned-producer was not ready to wait any longer and signed Sunny Deol for her film.”
Sunny has apparently charged a whopping Rs 3 crore for the project.
The source adds, “Shilpa wants to complete the film as soon as possible and move on to make her next project. Sanjay and she are very close and Sanjay has joined hands with her husband Raj Kundra for their business venture.”
Sanjay had to give bulk dates for Raju Hirani’s next. A source close to Sanjay and Shilpa says, “ There are no disputes and they parted ways amicably.”
While Shilpa remained unavailable for comment, Sanjay’s office confirms the buzz. A spokesperson from the actor’s office states, “Yes, Sanju sir is not doing the film as he had given bulk dates to Hirani and his film with TP Agarwal. He didn’t want Shilpa’s production to be delayed due to his dates. He told them to go ahead and finish the film.”