Aanand L Rai's Manmarziyan was supposed to release on 23 September. But as the date came closer, far from a release there was not even a whisper about the film.
The film had begun shooting in February and Aanand Rai had shared his excitement with a tweet.
— AANAND L RAI (@aanandlrai) February 19, 2016
Khurrana had also shared his new look for the film with a picture from Shimla on Instagram.
Beardo and the weirdo! That's the character of bhumi in this film. Ahem. Roll the cam. Mall Road, Shimla. #manmarziyaan A photo posted by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) on
In March following 'creative differences' between the director and producer, the film was halted and was supposed to resume in August.
Ayushmann had said to IANS, “There was a creative difference between the producer and the director. The shoot has got delayed, but it is going to happen in August.”
August came and went, yet there was no buzz from the film.
Now Ayushmann Khurrana has denied reports of walking out of 's Manmarziyan, saying
he would love to be a part of the film whenever it is made.
Rumours were rife that Ayushmann had abandoned the project, also supposed to be starring Bhumi Pednekar, which
seems to have hit a roadblock.
"No, not at all (not opted out of the film). In case of Manmarziyan, the director changed then I got busy with Meri
Pyaari Bindu. Even Bhumi got busy with her next film. The dates were not matching and it got delayed. If we get time in future we should do that film," Ayushmann told PTI.
Manmarziyan was announced in January this year with Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana director Sameer Sharma, but apparently due to creative differences between Rai and Sharma the latter was shown the door.
Then Nil Battey Sannata director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari came on board. The shooting reportedly was to resume in late
July but the weather played a spoilsport.
Besides this film, there were reports that Shoojit Sircar's football film 1911 and Hamara Bajaj have also been shelved.
Ayushmann was to be seen in 1911 alongside John Abraham and in Hamara Bajaj opposite Yami Gautam.
He was likely to play a footballer in 1911 and a struggling actor in Hamara Bajaj.
"I think both films are not happening. I think at the script level Shoojit da was not happy so we did not go ahead,"
With inputs from PTI