The Kareena Ayushmann story

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Was it non-star status and youthful looks or was it date issues that led to the actor’s departure from Abhishek Chaubey’s next?


The casting of Abhishek Chaubey’s (of Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya fame) upcoming film, Udta Punjab, has turned its tables. Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were on board and the film was to go on the floors in February. When quizzed about Kareena Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana, he said that he was “resolving a conflict”.


However Kareena has signed the film but Ayushmann, who was Chaubey’s first choice has been shown the door.


Ayushmann’s spokesperson insisted that he had opted out over date issues. “He won’t be doing Udta Punjab as he starts promoting his two upcoming releases, Hawaizaada and Dum Laga Ke Haisha and has also committed to Shoojit Sircar’s Agra Ka Dabra.