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Ekta loses Kareena’s dates to Hrithik

When Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar joined hands to make a film starring Emraan Hashmi and Kareena Kapoor, the industry was abuzz with expectation.

But the project, titled Badtameez Dil, which was to go on floors this month seems to have hit a major road block. TOI had reported last week that Emraan has already reallocated his dates to Kunal Deshmukh’s film Shaatir and now Kareena too has followed suit. A source close to the troubled film told us that the makers of Badtameez Dil have told the actor that she is free to reallocate the dates promised to their film. Kareena will now start shooting for Karan Malhotra’s Shuddhi which will go on floors in the month of December.

“Kareena was preparing for the shoot but the film has been put on the backburner for unknown reasons. Neither Emraan nor Kareena have a clear idea about the delay, so they have moved on to other projects,” said the source.

The source added that the film to be directed by Akshay Roy is still stuck in the scripting phase.

“The thing is that the script still needs a lot of work and it made no sense to start the project till everything was finalised. As of now, there is no fixed shooting schedule as the logistics will be worked out when the script is ready,” added the source.

When we contacted, Tanuj Garg, CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures, he said that the film will release next year as planned. “These rumours are totally unfounded. The script is awaiting completion, which is why we are marginally postponed. We will still release next year,” he said.


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