Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has been the center of quite the controversy and social media is abuzz with people defending or accusing him after actress Payal Ghosh’s allegations of molestation. But here we’re going to discuss a different story. Though this is not a recent incident, the old video of Anurag Kashyap stating that Parineeti Chopra was the reason behind he had to drop Sushant Singh Rajput is going viral now.
In an interview from a couple of years ago, speaking with Mirror Now’s journalist Faye D’Souza, the director revealed that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput was the first choice for Hasee Toh Phasee. But when he approached Parineeti Chopra to rope her in to play the lead, she said she didn’t want to work with Sushant as he was a television actor.
Anurag can be quoted saying, “He was supposed to do the film and we had to find an actress and we reached out to Parineeti Chopra. She said ‘I don’t want to work with a television actor’. So we explained to her that who Sushant Singh is, he is doing Kai Po Che, he is doing PK and by the time Hasee Toh Phasee comes out, he will not just be a television actor. And she was doing a film called Shuddh Desi Romance and she must have gone and spoken to YRF, they called him and said ‘Why don’t you come and do Shuddh Desi Romance and not do that film?’”
The claim seems quite ironic and contradictory. While Parineeti starred in Hasee Toh Phasee with Sidharth Malhotra as the male protagonist, she also shared screen space with SSR in Shudh Desi Romance.
After the video went viral, fans of the Untold Story of MS Dhoni actor took to Twitter to slam Parineeti Chopra.
Talking about his film Hasee Toh Phasee in an interview that had aired on NDTV, the director had discussed how Sushant Singh Rajput wanted “validation” from big production houses in Bollywood. This was one reason the late actor picked banners like Dharma Production and Yash Raj Films over Anurag Kashyap’s movies. Anurag had offered Sushant a couple of movies, but the latter turned them down in favour of Yash Raj and Karan Johar’s movies, says the director.
Recently, he posted screenshots of his chat with SSR’s manager revealing that he didn’t want to work with Sushant anymore because he was “problematic.’ He Anurag tweeted, “I am sorry that I am doing this but this chat is from three weeks before he passed away. Chat with his manager on 22 May… haven’t don’t it so far but feel the need now .. yes I didn’t want to work with him for my own reasons…”