BY ANUJ RADIA

After losing the case against John Abraham and other parties in Parmanu, the latest news is that KriArj Entertainment has now opted out of Shahid Kapoor’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu (BGMC) and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Fanne Khan. Bhushan Kumar has now taken over as the producer for both films.

Talking about this development, Bhushan said:

“I will now solely produce both Batti Gul Meter Chalu (along with Shree Narayan Singh and Nitin Chandrachud) and Fanne Khan (also produced jointly by Rakeshji). We want to ensure both the films are shot as per the locked schedule. Both our directors Shree Narayan Singh (BGMC) and Atul Manjrekar (Fanne Khan) are set to take the project to its completion level. BGMC starts shoot tomorrow while Fanne Khan we just have two songs shoots left.”

BGMC, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam is helmed by Shree Narayan Singh along with Shree Narayan Singh and Nitin Chandrachud. The team has already started their final leg of shoot In Mumbai followed by a few days shoot in Uttarakhand.

In a similar fashion, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s production Fanne Khan also has a song shoot pending. This Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, and Rajkummar Rao starrer is all set to release on 13th July.

Without making a comment on the two films, KriArj cited in a statement:

“We at KriArj Entertainment are happy to have two successful releases this year with Pad Man (February 2018) & Pari (March 2018) after the very successful Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Bringing socially relevant and meaningful cinema to entertain audiences has always been our endeavour.

With us being a relatively young production house both in terms of average age of the team as well as a number of the years in the business, we have been very fortunate to have already made the kind of films that we have.

At the same time, we do think that this would be the right time to re-evaluate our strategy and set new goals for the future. With renewed zeal and positivity we want to better ourselves and strive harder to raise the bar to come with a fresh slate of films from June 2018.”