Rajkumar Rao opts out of Nitesh Tiwari’s next co-starring Sushant Singh Rajput

Recently, there was a buzz that Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkumar Rao will be co-starring in Dangal director, Nitesh Tiwari’s next, which is a college drama. Talking about the film, a source close to the production told a leading daily, “Nitesh’s film is a two-hero project. It’s a college drama with a social message. It’s a celebration of life, love and about embracing success and failure. Nitesh is keen on signing Raj. Both of them have had a few meetings where they have discussed the project. They admire each other’s work and the actor has also liked the script, however, he is yet to sign on the dotted line.”

“Sushant and Rajkummar started their careers around the same time. While both the actors have become successful, Rajkummar has had a fantastic 2017 with a spate of successful movies that were also critically acclaimed. More importantly, in most of his upcoming films, he is playing a solo hero. While he is not averse to doing multi-hero projects, playing the second lead to Sushant at this stage of his career is not something he may want to do. Besides, he has started shooting for Stree with Shraddha Kapoor and will reunite with his Queen co-star Kangana Ranaut in Mental Hai Kya. Though the actor is always on the lookout for content-driven scripts, he does not have the dates to accommodate the film with Sushant.”

What do you think of Rao’s decision?

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