Sushant Singh Rajput
Mohar Basu (MID-DAY; January 18, 2017)

Posting a picture of him flying the Boeing 737 on social media yesterday, Sushant Singh Rajput announced that he had begun preparations for his upcoming space- adventure Chandamama Door Ke. “Excitement at its peak! Chandamama door ke. Training Day 1, Boeing 737 (sic),” he tweeted about the film, which will tentatively kick off in May. This however has given credence to the fact that the actor’s next with Homi Adajania, Takadum, which was to go on floors by the end of 2015, has been further delayed.

A source informs, “Sushant will start promoting Raabta soon. He is quite a perfectionist and prefers doing one film at a time. Chandamama Door Ke is a grand project and Sushant wants to devote all his attention to it. Meanwhile, Parineeti (co- star on Takadum), will also get busy with Golmaal Agin in a few days. Irrfan, who plays Sushant’s mentor in Homi’s film has Hindi Medium to finish, and will be busy shooting for Tanuja Chandra’s road trip film for a good part of the year. Logically, the film cannot kick off for another year.”

The film’s plot was reportedly being reworked because its screenplay resembled that of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Homi had earlier told hitlist, “We felt that we needed to rework certain angles, mainly on the structure of the screenplay... Once this is done and we are happy with the changes we will commence the shoot process.”

Homi remained unavailable for comment.

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