Hrithik Roshan’s next with Sanjay Gupta in legal trouble


There has been a lot of buzz around Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming project with filmmaker Sanjay Gupta to be directed by his father Rakesh Roshan, ever since it was announced a few months back. Recently the ‘Jazbaa’ director also confirmed it on his Twitter handle.

The yet untitled film is said to be an intense love story and the ‘Bang Bang’ actor is very excited about it. Apparently, Hrithik even requested the makers to begin work earlier then schedule and wanted to start shooting for it from January, next year. Reportedly, he has postponed his collaboration with ‘Dhoom 3’ director Vijay Krishna Acharya (Viktor) for the Sanjay Gupta’s film.

However, according to latest buzz, the film has run into legal troubles with actor-writer Sudhanshu Pandey claiming to be the writer of the script.

A report in DNA quoted a source as saying that the script had first gone to Ekta Kapoor, but then when Sanjay Gupta met Hrithik, Sudhanshu and Ekta were left out of the picture with the Roshans wanting to produce it.

The source further claimed that Sudhanshu has filed a complaint in IFTPC (Indian Film and TV Producers Council). He has apparently claimed that Rakesh Roshan wanted to produce the film all by himself and wanted to credit Sudhanshu as associate producer, which reportedly didn't go down well with the actor-writer.

Sudhanshu was allegedly kept in the dark till he heard that the film was to begin shooting from January.

Meanwhile, mystery continued as to the female lead of the untitled film. Earlier there were reports the Kareena Kapoor Khan will be paired opposite Hrithik, but the actress had declined. Later, ‘Ashiqui 2’ actress Shraddha Kapoor’s name also came up. However, the makers are yet to finalize the lead actress.