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Sushant Singh Rajput, last seen in Raabta, was recently in the news for being signed up for an upcoming spy-thriller film titled Romeo Akbar Walter, in which he was reportedly going to play the character of a RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent. But unfortunately, due to changes in his prior commitments, Sushant had to drop the project. He confirmed the news to indianexpress.com last month. This was after a poster from the film featuring Sushant as the lead had been released. Now, reports about Abhishek Bachchan filling in Sushant’s shoes have emerged on social media.
A source close to the development of RAW told Deccan Chronicle, “The film will now have Abhishek Bachchan playing the lead role. It’s based on true events. The director and producers feel Abhishek is perfect for the slick action-thriller.”
“Vanessa Walia, Bunty Walia’s wife, is one of the producers of the film. Bunty and Abhishek have known each other for years and are close family friends. So, when he liked the script, he okayed the film immediately,” the source further added.
Confirming his separation with the project Sushant had earlier told indianexpress.com, “Unfortunately due to changes in my prior commitments, I will not be able to be a part of Romeo Akbar Walter. I wanted to be a part of the project because I love the story and I believe it’s a story which must be told. However, due to unavoidable circumstances, I won’t be a part of this journey. I wish the producers and the director all the very best for the project.”
The makers of Romeo Akbar Walter had also issued a statement stating, “Unfortunately due to unavoidable circumstances Kyta productions, VA Film company, Red Ice films and Sushant Singh Rajput have mutually part ways for our project Romeo Akbar Walter! We wish Sushant all the best for his future film projects and look forward to working with him in the future.”
DC also reports that Abhishek will initially prep up for the film with an intense fitness routine since it is said to have high-octane action sequences that require a well-built physique. Last seen in Housefull 3, Abhishek has an interesting lot of movies lined up for next year.