Aditya Chopra issues gag orders?

Aug 22, 2014, 14:16 IST | Asira Tarannum

Filmmaker Aditya Chopra apparently doesn't want Riteish Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi to attend the creative team's meetings for 'Bank Chor'

After dropping Kapil Sharma from 'Bank Chor', Riteish Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi have been roped in to star in this Yash Raj Films production.

Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra

Sources say that the two actors have been giving their inputs in the creative meetings for the film and that producer Aditya Chopra has now given instructions to the team that he doesn’t want them to attend these sessions.

Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh
Vivek Oberoi and Riteish Deshmukh 

A source close to the project says that the film’s team has already had too many meetings. “When Kapil Sharma was on board, there were many changes and a lot of discussions was happening. Now that the film is about to go on the floors, there have been some more meetings. But Aditya Chopra now wants very few people to attend these meetings; he doesn’t want every other person to be a part of the creative team’s meetings,” says the source.

The source also says that after Riteish Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi were signed on for Bumpy’s upcoming film Bank Chor, they evinced a keen interest in attending these meetings. Also, since both of them have done
comedy before, they were giving their inputs freely. But Aditya Chopra has apparently instructed the team to no longer involve the actors in these meetings,” adds the source.

Ashish Patil, CEO, Yfilms, and producer of Bank Chor, said, “Untrue! Filmmaking is a creative and collaborative process at YRF and inputs are always welcome. The final call on incorporating ideas rests with the director.” Riteish and Vivek remained unavailable for comment, but director Bumpy said, “I think that all inputs should be heard. This brings objectivity to the table.”

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