Shockwaves in Bollywood: Why Did Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor Walk Away from Akshay Kumar's Projects?

Bollywood stalwart Akshay Kumar is currently grappling with a series of setbacks in his film ventures, raising eyebrows across the industry. The recent exits of two prominent stars, Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor, from his upcoming projects

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  May 22nd 2024 12:34 PM  |  Updated: May 22nd 2024 12:34 PM

Shockwaves in Bollywood: Why Did Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor Walk Away from Akshay Kumar's Projects?

Bollywood luminary Akshay Kumar finds himself navigating choppy waters in the film industry as his recent endeavors encounter setbacks. Renowned for his versatility and box office prowess, Kumar's recent string of underperforming films has cast a shadow over his once-flourishing career. The latest blows come in the form of two esteemed actors, Sanjay Dutt and Anil Kapoor, withdrawing from his much-anticipated projects, "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Housefull 5," respectively.

Kumar's announcement of "Welcome to the Jungle," the newest installment in the popular Welcome franchise, had initially sparked excitement among fans and industry insiders alike. The film boasted a star-studded ensemble cast, and Kumar had tantalizingly teased audiences with a glimpse into the film's world. However, the departure of Sanjay Dutt has thrown a wrench into the project's momentum. Dutt, who had commenced filming for "Welcome to the Jungle," found himself entangled in scheduling conflicts, ultimately leading to his decision to exit the venture. Reports from Bollywood Hungama shed light on the complexities behind Dutt's departure, citing unplanned shoots and script alterations as additional contributing factors.

Meanwhile, the setback in Kumar's cinematic universe extends to "Housefull 5," where the charismatic Anil Kapoor was poised to play a pivotal role. However, Kapoor's abrupt withdrawal from the project has sent ripples of uncertainty through the production team. The catalyst for Kapoor's exit, as reported, stems from a discord regarding compensation. Kapoor purportedly deemed the remuneration offered inadequate, prompting his decision to sever ties with the film. While the exact figures remain undisclosed, Kapoor's departure underscores the intricacies of negotiating within Bollywood's high-stakes landscape.

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