Hrithik has not walked out of Kabaddi: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
The director has refuted rumours that claimed that the actor had walked out of the project due to creative differences
Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Monday confirmed the news about working with producer Ronnie Screwala on his project titled Kabaddi, but refuted the rumours about Hrithik Roshan walking out of the project.
"Scriptwriting is something I enjoy, but it is also a very tedious and slow process. Rang De Basanti took me five years to write. I am working with Ronnie Screwala, and I think we should be ready with the script in a year or so from today, and then we will decide about shooting," says Mehra.
On the reports that Hrithik, who earlier agreed to the part, had later walked out of the film due to creative differences, he dismisses it as rumour and media speculation. "There is nothing like that," he says.
In a jibe at the reports, Mehra adds, "This is a wonderful thing, before I know things, media knows everything. Next time I will ask a journo what I should do."
About his next project, which is based on the issue of female sanitation through the perspective of an 8-year-old boy, he says, "It is progressing, shooting is over now, and the movie is titled Mere Pyaare Prime Minister. In the film, there is an 8-year-old boy, who writes a letter to Prime Minister and then he goes all the way to Delhi, to hand him the letter. He is raised by a single mother in the film, Sargam, played by Anjali Patil, and he wants to make a toilet for her." Mehra says the movie will release anywhere between February to July 2018.
About the YUVA Unstoppable initiative through which the filmmaker dedicates his time to build toilets in municipal schools in various parts of India, Mehra says, "Through this campaign of ours, under which we are building toilets across the nation, we have tried to do something special. We paint the school, and provide toilet and drinking water facilities. We started this some 4-5 years ago and now it has gathered a good momentum."