Sushant Singh Rajput forced to turn down Rs 2 crore offer

  • Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Dec 23, 2012 18:21 IST
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    Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor visited the HT House on Wednesday along with the cast of his upcoming film, Kai Po Che, including actors Sushant Singh Rajput, ...

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    Kapoor, who debuted as director with Rock On in 2008, joked that if a “certain film” (3 Idiots) did not give Bhagat credit and beca-me ...

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    Howe-ver, later he said, “On a serious note, it is Chetan’s book and he will be given due credit.”

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    When asked why he chose to make a film with newcomers, Kapoor said, “The story demanded new faces. These guys are versatile, non-celebral and volatile.”

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    Talking about her co-stars, Amrita said, “We had great fun on the sets. Once, I saw Amit and Raj Kumar doing Govinda style dance in ...

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    Sushant said, “I hope the story and the bond that we formed comes across in the film and connects with everyone.”

After the trailer of Kai Po Che! released on the net, Sushant Singh Rajput, along with co-stars Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh, started getting offers to perform at New Year bashes.

An insider says they were offered Rs 2 crore, but producers UTV Motion Pictures barred them from performing."The makers believed it was too far ahead of the film's release for the cast to make a big public appearance," says the source.

The music of the film, composed by Amit Trivedi, has also not released yet. "So Sushant would have had to perform to songs from other films," says the source.

When contacted, Shikha Kapur, executive director marketing, Studios Disney UTV, says, "We are very happy with the response to the trailer, and we did receive a few co-promotion queries, but we will not pursue them because that's not the direction of our marketing campaign."

The film is set to hit theatres on February 22.


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