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Why Pulkit Samrat walks out of Karan Johar's sex comedy?

India TV Entertainment Desk 20 Nov 2014, 10:16:02 AM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Pulkit Samrat who had been in news for a while for his marriage to his long time girl friend and Salman's Rakhi sister Shweta Rohira is back in news. 

Apparently the actor has walked out of Karan Johar's film, which basically happens to be a sex comedy.

The actor was supposed to be playing the lead in the film, but unfortunately due to date issues and prior work commitments the actor had no other option other than walking out of the project.

In about three weeks, Pulkit Samrat was supposed to start shooting for Karan Johar's 'No Sex Please, We are Indians'. However, rumour mills suggest that the actor, who is currently basking in marital bliss, has opted out of the sex comedy, leaving the production house in the lurch.

Pulkit just recently tied the knot and a lot of sources are citing this as the reason for his abrupt decision. Apparently, the moment the actor returned from his honeymoon, he decided that he no longer wanted to be a part of a sex comedy and opted out just 20 days prior to the shoot. Additionally, he has other projects to devote his time to.

However, conflicting reports suggest that Pulkit wasn't too happy working with director Sonam Nair (Gippi fame) as her last film did not make airwaves at the box office.

As quoted by a leading daily a source said, "Pulkit decided to walk out of the project barely 20 days before it was to go on the floors. He is just back from his honeymoon and it seems he wasn't willing to do the sex comedy. Moreover, he has many other offers in hand."

With the shooting date inching closer, director Sonam Nair is said to be holding several rounds of auditions to cast a fresh face. No workshop has been conducted either. Rannvijay Singha's brother, Harman, has apparently auditioned for the role. Newcomer Disha Patani, who featured opposite Pulkit in a shopping portal's ad, has been finalised as the lead actress.

Another source dismisses rumours of Pulkit acting prudish and says that he abandoned the film as he was not too confident about working with Nair. The director's last film, 'Gippi' (2013), which also came from KJo's Dharma Productions stable, was a box office dud.

As reported by a leading website Tanuj Garg, CEO-Balaji (coproducers of the film), has refuted both reports stating, "No one was confirmed or announced to begin with so there is no question of anyone being thrown out or walking out."