Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan has stated that it was a ‘blessing in disguise’ that his movie with actor Varun Dhawan, Mr Lele, was shelved simply earlier than the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation. He added that if this had not been the case, they might have racked up an enormous quantity on the pre-production of the movie.
Speaking about Mr Lele, Shashank instructed Mid-Day, “As per our unique plan, we had been supposed to begin filming on March 13. The (suspension of shoots) was introduced on March 15. So, the stalling of our movie was a blessing in disguise; in any other case, we might have ended up spending much more on the pre-production.” He added that the movie can be revived sooner or later.
Shashank additionally shed some gentle on why Mr Lele was stalled. “We weren’t in a position to kind a move for the shoot. It was a small movie that was to be based mostly in Mumbai, however issues weren’t falling in place. I stored feeling that one thing is just not proper. Since Karan [Johar, producer], Varun and I collectively felt it, we determined to carry off the mission in the interim,” he stated.
In January, it was introduced that Varun and Shashank would workforce up for a ‘maha entertainer’ titled Mr Lele. A primary-look poster was launched too, by which the actor was seen lifting his fingers in give up whereas holding a gun. He wore nothing however his underwear and an orange fanny pack round his waist.
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Nevertheless, in early March, Shashank introduced that Mr Lele had been shelved. “Hello Guys, right here is an replace on Mr. Lele. Karan, Varun and I’ve mutually determined to postpone the capturing of the movie. Its a script all of us love and am certain will revisit quickly. However scheduling the movie was turning out to be very robust, because the movie has a strong ensemble forged and the dates had been simply not falling into place,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I’m very certain Varun and I’ll collaborate quickly, both on Mr. Lele itself or on one thing new, as collaborating with him has all the time been probably the most joyful and fulfilling expertise in my life,” he added.
Mr Lele is Varun and Shashank’s second collaboration that didn’t take off. In 2018, they’d introduced a conflict drama titled Rannbhoomi, which was later shelved. The 2 have earlier labored collectively in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
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