Shruti Haasan has been having a great run with her films this year across Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. After the release and roaring success of her recent Bollywood release Welcome Back, the 3rd of 7 releases pan India this year, she was also in talks with Milan Luthria for his next titled Baadshaho opposite Ajay Devgn. However, now it seems like we will have to wait longer to see this jodi on screen as Shruti has decided to opt out of the film.
Says an insider industry source, “Shruti and Milan had quite a few meetings and conversations. Shruti seemed happy about the film’s story and how her role was described in those meetings. Hence she agreed verbally but also requested to see a final script before signing the dotted line, as is standard norm today. After working with Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, working with Ajay Devgn, a respected senior actor, was also something that made her look at the film more strongly. However, once the latest narration of the revised script draft was shared with her, her character didn’t seem like how it was narrated to her initially as It didnt quite add as much to the story anymore. After working with directors like Tigmanshu Dhulia and Nishikant Kamat who created such amazing characters for Shruti and gave it such a beautiful personification and place in the story, she didnt feel like this character cut it for her even though she was really looking forward to working with Milan Luthria.
In addition, the schedule of the films shoot has also now been pushed forward by a few months and coincides with the shoot of her 2 south projects. Hence bearing all these factors in mind, she’s had to politely decline being part of Baadshaho with the hope that she gets another opportunity to work with Milan and Ajay”
When contacted, Shruti and her team were unavailable for comments.