Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan has stated that it was a ‘blessing in disguise’ that his movie with actor Varun Dhawan, Mr Lele, was shelved simply earlier than the coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation. He added that if this had not been the case, they might have racked up an enormous quantity on the pre-production of the movie.
Speaking about Mr Lele, Shashank instructed Mid-Day, “As per our unique plan, we have been supposed to start out filming on March 13. The (suspension of shoots) was introduced on March 15. So, the stalling of our movie was a blessing in disguise; in any other case, we might have ended up spending much more on the pre-production.” He added that the movie can be revived sooner or later.
Shashank additionally shed some mild on why Mr Lele was stalled. “We weren’t capable of kind a movement for the shoot. It was a small movie that was to be primarily based in Mumbai, however issues weren’t falling in place. I stored feeling that one thing just isn’t proper. Since Karan [Johar, producer], Varun and I collectively felt it, we determined to carry off the venture in the intervening time,” he stated.
In January, it was introduced that Varun and Shashank would staff up for a ‘maha entertainer’ titled Mr Lele. A primary-look poster was launched too, wherein the actor was seen lifting his palms in give up whereas holding a gun. He wore nothing however his underwear and an orange fanny pack round his waist.
Nonetheless, in early March, Shashank introduced that Mr Lele had been shelved. “Hello Guys, right here is an replace on Mr. Lele. Karan, Varun and I’ve mutually determined to postpone the taking pictures of the movie. Its a script all of us love and am positive will revisit quickly. However scheduling the movie was turning out to be very powerful, because the movie has a strong ensemble solid and the dates have been simply not falling into place,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I’m very positive Varun and I’ll collaborate quickly, both on Mr. Lele itself or on one thing new, as collaborating with him has at all times been probably the most joyful and fulfilling expertise in my life,” he added.
Mr Lele is Varun and Shashank’s second collaboration that didn’t take off. In 2018, that they had introduced a battle drama titled Rannbhoomi, which was later shelved. The 2 have earlier labored collectively in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
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