Looks like the remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Chupke Chupke has just undergone a massive overhaul. Several eyebrows were raised when word about David Dhawan not helming the film got around. And if rumours are to be believed, even the writer of the film, Rumy Jaffrey has been replaced by the writer-duo Sajid-Farhad.
Insiders also say Umesh Shukla, who is now David’s replacement, is also in for a profit-share in the project.
A source says, “It was a huge shock for many when news emerged that David won’t be part of the project. And it’s not just that, even Rumy, who was penning the script, has been asked to go. Sajid-Farhad, who have worked on Rohit Shetty’s films, were then asked to come on board. No one is sure how Umesh came into the picture but he will be getting a profit-share from the project.”
Incidentally, David’s last release, the remake of yesteryear film Sai Paranjpee’s Chashme Buddoor, proved to be a big hit at the box office. After directing Akshay Kumar in OMG: Oh My God! Umesh will work with Abhishek Bachchan in an upcoming film produced by Bhushan Kumar. The Chupke Chupke remake will then go on the floors.
The replacements have been so hush-hush that none of the parties concerned are giving the exact reason for it.