It was with great difficulty that Sushant Singh Raput had patched up with his Kai Po Che director, Abhishek Kapoor. But now it seems things are pretty rough between the two once again.
It was Abhishek who had launched Sushant’s film career in Kai Po Che. They were friends until the director offered Sushant Fitoor. Sushant had to “regrettably” turn it down, as he was busy prepping for Shekhar Kapur’s Paani. It is another matter that Paani never happened and Fitoor, which Abhishek directed with Aditya Roy Kapoor in the lead, flopped miserably.
Abhishek remained incensed with Sushant for “daring” to say no to his mentor, until Sushant agreed to do his Kedarnath opposite Sara Ali Khan.
However, the bonhomie, say sources, was short-lived. Reports of constant conflict between the director and his leading man filtered out of the Kedarnath sets.
A source close to the project says, “Sushant didn’t agree with the way Gattu (Abhishek) interpreted his character. They also didn’t agree on several issues regarding the script. There were constant tussles and heated arguments between the two. Sushant’s dates were also not used properly by Abhishek. Now Sushant has left for Chambal in a huff to shoot for Abhishek Choubey’s Sone Chiraiya.” Adding to Sushant’s woes is the fact that Kedarnath now stands stalled due to a dispute between the director and his producers. Sushant is no stranger to stalled projects. While his film Chanda Mama Door Ke stands suspended at the moment, Sushant’s other ready-for-release film Drive is apparently being re-shot.