Since the film was announced, Sudhir was quite sure that Chitrangada will be his 'Mehrunissa' and he was also excited about Amitabh Bachchan
and Rishi Kapoor
working in the same film together after ages.
Grapevine in the buzz is that Mishra was quite adamant that only Chitrangada can do justice to the role and this led to Advani's ouster. However, Advani says that it was his busy schedule with 'D-Day
' when the decisions were being made is the actual reason. The film has now found another producer.