Filmmaker Sameer Sharma, who has previously directed Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khuranna, has been asked to leave his current directorial project, the Ayushmann Khuranna and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer Manmarziyan.
SpotboyE has exclusively learnt that owing to several creative differences, producer Aanand L Rai (director Raanjhana, Tanu Weds Manu) has told Sameer that he doesn’t want him to direct the film anymore. In the past, Sameer’s Jugalbandi, a film starring Saif Ali Khan which Salman Khan was to produce, hit a roadblock.
A source close to the unit of Manmarziyan told us that the makers shot for over 2 weeks and when Rai saw the rushes, he was massively underwhelmed. He didn’t think that the film was heading in the direction he had envisaged.
Said the source, “Rai saw a lot of potential in Manmarziyan but Sameer was not the right man for the job. There were a lot of issues as the unit wasn’t getting along together. The film became a clash of two visions.”
As things stand now, a call on who replaces Sameer is yet to be taken. When we reached out to Aanand, he declined to comment saying he will talk only “ ” but assured that the film will not stop even if it meant a change in the director. On the other hand, Sameer maintained a “No Comments” stance on the controversy.
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