Director Sanjay Gupta says he will not delete the abusive reference made to the police force in Shootout At Wadala
All is not well on the set of Ekta Kapoor's Shootout At Wadala, if sources are to be believed. Buzz is the movie's lead actor John Abraham and director Sanjay Gupta are at loggerheads over the opening sequence, which has the former making an abusive reference to the police force.
John Abraham, Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta at a Shootout At Wadala
Says the source, "The proposed prologue for Shootout At Wadala has been a source of dispute between the director and his leading man right from the start. John thinks this won't go down well with his friends in the police department, but Gupta maintains that the film is not an exercise in public relations."
Gupta says, "Yes, John does have a problem with the opening sequence, and he has expressed his misgivings openly. Even Anil Kapoor, who is a part of the opening sequence, has expressed strong reservations about it. But I am quite sure this is the way it is meant to be. I'm not changing the scene."
Earlier the two apparently had a minor difference with regards to a song in the movie.
Says a source, "Mika, who had sung and composed the chartbusting Ae Ganpat number for Shootout at Lokhandwala, was asked to write a new signature tune for its sequel, the opening of which would be identical to the first Ganpati song picturised on Vivek Oberoi. Since the sequel will see John in a tapori avatar for the first time, he didn't want it to have any resemblance to the old song. John asked Gupta and Mika for a brand new Ganpati song. Gupta relented and came up with a mukhda: Dar dar ke nahin jeene ka... Bhai bole to peene ka..."
Apparently, John is so excited about this song now that he has decided to hire a dance teacher to help him master tapori-style steps before shooting for it. But while the matter of the song has been amicable resolved, this opening sequence seems to have become a bone of contention between the two. Our source says both John and Gupta are standing their ground. It remains to be seen who wins this round!