Sushant Singh Rajput was super excited for his astronaut film ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’, but he might also be the reason this film doesn’t go on floors.
The movie’s budget seems to be a big issue, and it appears that since Sushant isn’t that much a bankable star, the project might never go on floors with him.
A source told DNA, "Producer Viki Rajani was supposed to bankroll the project, but now, it’s stuck indefinitely. When the makers planned the movie with Sushant, they didn’t understand the landing cost. Once they drew up the budget, they were shocked."
"It would’ve cost the makers almost Rs 67 crore, without the additional promotional costs. The recovery for such a film would be extremely difficult. But even then, Viki made efforts to get investors. Nobody wanted to finance it as it seemed like a loss-making project. Everything just wasn’t adding up," said the source.
Speaking about Sushant, the source added, "He has shuffled his dates because of this project. It was supposed to begin last year in between the ‘Kedarnath’ schedule, but it never took off. Someone needs to make him understand that this movie isn’t happening for sure."
Another source said, "The makers may revisit it, but definitely not with Sushant. If they make it, they plan to cast a big star in it — either one of the senior actors or someone from the younger generation who is a crowd-puller. Sushant is a terrific actor, but he’s yet to prove himself as a potential money-spinner at the box office."