It is said that Abhishek Bachchan was going to make a comeback in Bollywood after two years of the gap with director JP Dutta's Paltan whose trailer recently got released. But Abhishek Bachchan walked out of the film just two days before the shooting gets the start. JP Dutta is the one who launched Junior Bachchan in his film Refugee in 2000 alongside Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek was supposed to return with JP's film only but Abhishek changed his mind. They both have also worked in Indian Army based movie LOC Kargil and Umrao Jaan.
It is said that Bachchan was attached to this movie but he backed out without giving the reason for it as he himself was confused. When asked about the same to JP he said to the reporters, "Please go and speak to the Bachchans and let me know, because even I don't know."
Now, JP Dutta has cast actor Harshvardhan Rane in place of Abhishek and more over this Harshvardhan has signed a three movie deal with the Paltan's director. The movie Paltan is based on the 1967 Nathu La and Cho La clashes between the Indian and Chinese armies. It also features Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Gurmeet Choudhary, Siddhanth Kapoor, Rane and Luv Sinha alongside actresses Esha Gupta, Sonal Chauhan and Dipika Kakkar who is also debuting in Bollywood through this movie, Amrita Puri and Monica Gill.
JP Dutta last directed the movie Umrao Jaan 2006 now he also made a comeback with Paltan's direction. JP said he was born to make films and he finds happiness when he is directing. "I was born to do this job. For me, happiness lies in making films. When director I'm not making one I'm sad... When you are young you realize what your calling is. I think I've been sent to do this. To make our soldiers immortal," the director said.
Paltan is produced by JP Films and presented by Zee Studios which is slated to release on September 7.
Talking about Abhishek Bachchan, the actor will soon be seen in Director's Anurag Kashyap Manmarziyaan which will mark his comeback. The movie also stars Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.