More trouble for Raju Hirani's 'Peekay'
With three senior crewmembers quitting the project, Raju Hirani's debut production seems to be in a real soup
Yet another blow to Raju Hirani’s long-pending project PK! Our sources say that with three heads of department quitting the project, one after the other, Raju’s first film under his production banner has suffered a big blow.
An industry source says, “After the success of 3 Idiots, when Raju announced this project, everyone thought it would be over in a jiffy. But some or the other problem seems to be plaguing the project. Now, no one is sure when the film will actually take off.”
Buzz is that the film’s executive producer Bimal Oberoi (worked on Singh is King and Ferrari Ki Sawaari), line producer Atishay Dayal (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 3 Idiots and Luck By Chance) and production manager Nikhil Agarwal (Ferrari Ki Sawaari) have quit the film apparently due to the constant changes in its schedule.
The film was initially to start last September in Italy and everything from the location to the bookings had been finalized. The source adds, “At the last minute everything was changed and a new location was to be decided. Now, the entire process will have to start all over again.” The filmmaker’s spokesperson refused to comment on the issue.