Sushant out, Arjun to romance Kriti Sanon in ‘Half Girlfriend’

Citing dates problem, Sushant Singh Rajput walks out of Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Half Girlfriend’ which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s popular novel of the same name. It is now learnt that Arjun Kapoor has replaced the ‘Byomkesh Bakshy’ actor.

Sushant has been quoted as saying, “It’s unfortunate. I was excited about working with Ekta (Kapoor) again but the dates didn’t work out. The team wanted the same dates as that of Dinu’s (Dinesh Vijan) film, which I’m doing next. Since I had committed dates for it long ago, I didn’t have an option but to pull out of Mohit’s project,” to a leading tabloid.

Meanwhile, Arjun Kapoor, who previously acted in screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel, ‘2 States’ has been locked for the film. Director Mohit Suri had a meeting with Arjun who had a brief discussion about the film.

Meanwhile, Sushant is currently busy shooting for Neeraj Pandey's 'MS Dhoni: An Untold Story’ and Arjun Kapoor is shooting for Balki’s ‘Ki and Ka’ alongside Kareena Kapoor.

However, Kriti Sanon is signed to play the female lead in ‘Half Girlfriend’. "I don't think I can talk about that. I have met Mohit and it's a script that I really liked. I have also launched the book and I have read it a year ago but there are other things that need to be figured out," Kriti told IANS.

"There is nothing locked right now so I feel it's not right for me to talk about it," she added.

Talking about Chetan Bhagat's books, Kriti said that "filmy factor" is attached to Chetan’s books.

"I loved the book and I feel that all of Chetan's books have a filmy factor to them, so when you read them, you can imagine a film being made on it. I have enjoyed reading all his books and I always look forward to reading his books," she said.