Nayandeep Rakshit (DNA; July 4, 2017)

Reports of Saif Ali Khan acting in Reema Kagti’s film Mr Chaalu first surfaced in 2014. Names of his co-stars like Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut were also discussed. Later, there were reports that Fawad Khan had stepped in, as Saif had opted out. But Reema decided to wait for Saif. That was the last one heard about the film. Until now.

A recent report claimed Saif walked out of the film at the last moment. After Hrs reached out to the Chhote Nawab and he tells us, “Mr Chaalu just didn’t work out. Sometimes it’s money, sometimes dates, sometimes something else. I feel it’s not decent to discuss the private and financial dealings with a producer in public.”

He adds, “I loved that script and would have loved to do it!” Meanwhile, Reema is now shooting for her next film Gold, with Akshay Kumar, in London.