JP Dutta revealed the first look of his upcoming film, ‘Paltan’. The war drama is a multi-starrer, also starred Abhishek Bachchan. Nonetheless, there were rumors arounds that Abhishek has walked out of the film at the very last moment. Nidhi Dutta, producer of JP films, confirming the same. She 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.”
She added, “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 endeavors. 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.”
Earlier, the director quipped, “It’s time to tell a new story, to tell another part of history of our country and salute more real life heroes! I present ‘PALTAN’. A film and a subject very close to my heart and I’m extremely excited about it.”
The film is produced by JP Films and directed by Dutta, scheduled for a summer 2018 release.