Earlier this year, Abhishek Bachchan had taken to Twitter to release the poster of JP Dutta’s Paltan, thus confirming his presence in the project. He wrote, “Brother to my left, brother to my right. Together we stand. Together we fight! I’m part of the PALTAN, are you? #jpdutta #JaiHind.”
Evidently Paltan is a war film with names of the soldiers and graphical representation of them marching on with their weapons.
Now, in a shocking turn of events, it has been revealed that Abhishek is no longer a part of the project.
Producer Nidhi Dutta of JP Films said, "Abhishek Bachchan is no longer part of Paltan for personal reasons best known to him .It has come as a shock to us as this happened less than 24 hours before our unit left to shoot in Ladakh. But we also believe that especially in the movies we make it's the soldiers sitting up there that choose who will play them and recreate their lives on screen. Nevertheless we wish him luck with his future endeavours.
She added, “We are already in Ladakh filming with our entire cast and crew and Army personnel.We will announce the actor who is replacing Abhishek in the film soon".
JP Dutta had launched Abhishek in Refugee and then went on to work with him in LOC Kargil and Umrao Jaan.
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