December 21, 2012 12:21 IST
Ever since work began for Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera, the film has managed to be in news for the wrong reasons.
The weather at Dalhousie, where they shot the first schedule, played havoc forcing the team to flee the hill station. And now further complications could stall the film's progress.
The film got further delayed when the film's male lead Ranveer Singh injured himself while climbing a hill. The accident pushed back the film by two months. The unit then moved to Khanyan in West Bengal, a town known for its erratic weather.
Ranveer Singh in the meanwhile moved on to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus opposite Deepika Padukone and was seen sporting a certain look for the film. And that is radically opposite to his look in Lootera. The actor pledged 150 days for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's project, and now has no time to shoot for Lootera.
A source said, "There are certain portions that have to be re-shot and some new scenes have to added for the film. But now there are no dates available, as Ranveer is in his stubble and moustache look for Bhansali's film and can give dates only after he completes shooting for this film. He will soon also have to move on to Abbas Ali Zafar's film Gunday with Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra."
Now, there is a new complication. The dates when he is free do not match with Sonakshi Sinha's dates. During the same time, she will be shooting with Imran Khan and Saif Ali Khan. Incidentally, during all her recent press interactions, Sonakshi has time and again refrained from commenting on the status of the film.