Wanted and Singham’s arch-villain Prakash Raj has walked out of the Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer Sher.
Known to be a thorough professional and absolutely hassle-free on the sets, it came as surprise when one of the film’s actors accidently let out that Prakash Raj has walked out from the location in Rajasthan.
Says a source, “I don’t know what really happened. Prakash Raj was supposed to play the villain. But now I am shooting with Paresh Rawal instead. We heard Prakashji had some monetary issues.” Further probing revealed not all was well in paradise. And it was not as simple as a dispute over the remuneration.
A source from Rajasthan informs, “Basically Prakash Raj walked out because of the constant changes in the script. By the time he came around to actually shooting, his role was very different from what he had been narrated. Prakash who is used to playing pivotal parts in both Bollywood and South Indian cinema opted out because of the fluid script.”
Surprisingly, Paresh Rawal who is known to be extremely fastidious about the script has stepped in as a last-minute replacement.
When asked about replacing Prakash Raj, Paresh honestly admitted to the re-shuffle. But Paresh added, “Initially I was to play the role. But there were date issues, and I had to opt out. Now they’ve been sorted. So I am in.”
Prakash Raj refrained from comment.