One of the films that have been in the works since the coronavirus lockdown started was Ayushmann Khurrana‘s Doctor G. The quirky social drama which is around the subjects of menstruation and sanitation was initially titled Stree Rog Vibhaag. Earlier, there were rumours doing rounds that Alaya F will be doing the film and then, it was revealed that Mrunal Thakur will be seen alongside Ayushmann. However, now according to a report by Bollywood Hungama, Mrunal has opted out of the film.
The publication quoted a source as saying, “Mrunal had given her dates last year for this film before the lockdown happened. Her role is a powerful one, and the makers wanted this fresh pairing to add more value to the project. But now, when the crew decided on the dates, owing to Ayushmann’s schedule, Mrunal had to opt out since she has already committed the same dates to her other films like Pippa. She conveyed the message to the makers and they mutually agreed on parting ways.”
The source further said that Ayushmann is planning to first shoot Anubhav Sinha’s film. They plan to wrap that film in a month’s time much like Article 15 and then kickstart Doctor G. As for Mrunal, she had to choose between this and Pippa and she picked the latter as there have been talks of a three-film deal with RSVP for her.
Credits: Bollywood Hungama