Kedarnath, starring Bollywood debutant Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput was initially scheduled to release mid-2018. However, the film got pushed to December 21, 2018 and this was followed by reports that the male lead is the reason behind the delay. There have been ample reports that the Raabta actor is being difficult on the sets of Kedarnath, making it difficult for director Abhishek Kapoor to complete the film’s shoot on time. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case Coverage: CBI Tells Bombay High Court 'we Have Not Leaked Any Info to Media'
While there had been no confirmation about these creative differences that arose between the director and actor and there were only spokesperson quotes, the director has now come out in the open to clear the air. In an interview to a TV channel, Abhishek has revealed what exactly has been the reason for the film to take so long to complete. “Sushant is a thinking-actor, and he has questions and we talk.” He agreed that the characters he writes are complex and have layers and that it was natural for an actor like Sushant to come up with queries regarding it. Also Read - SSR's Drive Co-star Sapna Pabbi Responds After Being Summoned By NCB: ‘Saddened by Speculative Media Reports About Me Being Untraceable’
But did it cause creative difference at any point? “The truth is that he has never challenged me creatively, but whenever he has a question he never fails to address it with me and we have a lot of discussions. He does a lot of preparation for his role and is so deeply involved with the character that he won’t stop digging into the meaning of things, and he seeks clarity from me till he is satisfied with my answers,” he shared further with NDTV. Also Read - Hrithik Roshan's Mother Pinkie Roshan Demands Truth in Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case, Makes a Viral Post
This isn’t the first time Sushant and Gattu have come together. He has earlier directed him in Kai Po Che and was left impressed and that’s why decided to cast him again in a story as important as Kedarnath. “Exploring a film and bringing it to life with Sushant is a great experience.” So then, all the rumours about Sushant being a trouble maker or difficult on the sets and now be put to rest now. Incidentally, it is Sushant Singh Rajput’s 32nd birthday today (January 21) and we can’t help but wonder at the great timing of this story to come out! Happy Birthday Sushant!