John Abraham ditches Abbas-Mustan

John Abraham is all set to star and produce the 1959 K.M Nanavati incident love triangle and the murder that followed have inspired many celluloid spin-offs. But the news has left director duo Abbas-Mustan dismayed as they were set to direct a film on the infamous case for Shemaroo Entertainment.

Buzz is, before John decided to make this film, the director duo had offered the role of Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, the naval officer who murdered his British wife’s lover, to him. Nargis Fakhri was considered to be cast opposite John. Abbas-Mustan spent months working on the script with writer Vipul (who goes by just his first name) before giving a narration to John. A source close to John confirmed that the actor loved the script.“He was very excited and told Abbas-Mustan that he would soon discuss his remuneration with Shemaroo,” he added. However, John’s demand for a fat pay cheque
did not go down well with the producers. John allegedly contacted Vipul and bought the script from him. Said a source close to the development, “It is difficult to establish whether it was John or Vipul who came up with the idea that John should produce the film.

Confirming the story, Mustan told Mirror, “We had worked very hard on the script with Vipul. We are very hurt with what happened but there’s little we can do about it now. All we can say is that we would have made a far better film.”

A source close to Shemaroo Entertainment also admitted that John quoted a huge amount and that was one of the reasons for their decision to not go ahead with the film. John remained available for comment.

Whatever maybe the clash, this controversial film surely will seem to soar at the box office!

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