MUMBAI: Everyone involved with Raj Kumar Hirani’s next film ‘P.K’ including Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput—can breathe a sigh of relief. Aamir has finally sorted out his date pile-up.
‘P.K’ finally takes off in April.
Aamir Khan’s extensive involvement with his television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ had a snowballing effect on his film schedules. While ‘Dhoom 3’ was delayed, Raj Kumar Hirani’s ‘P.K’ which was to start late 2012 had to be pushed forward to 2013.
And Hirani happily complied. In fact the affable director has gladly adjusted his film’s schedules, and asked the film’s other two lead actors Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput to also adjust their schedules according to Aamir’s rather-challenged date-diary. And the two young actors, busy in their own right , have woven their other commitments around the ‘P.K’ schedules.
Says a source, “Who wouldn’t bend backwards for an Aamir Khan film? Both Anushka and Sushant have juggled their dates in accordance with Aamir’s schedules. Aamir has had to do a lot of adjustment and that included time for the promotion of ‘Talaash’. Aamir also took time off to go on the Haj pilgrimage. Anushka and Sushant have gone out of their way to adjust their dates.”
Apparently newbie Sushant Singh’s dates for Hirani and Yashraj film (directed by Maneesh Sharma) had to be adjusted because of Aamir’s scrambled schedules.
“But since Raju Hirani had happily pushed forward ‘P.K’ to let Aamir complete ‘Dhoom 3’, Yashraj adjusted Sushant and his leading lady Parineeti’s dates to give the young actor elbowroom for ‘P.K’,” says our source.
Contrary to some malicious reports apparently being spread by expelled crew members of ‘P.K’ Aamir Khan and Raj Kumar Hirani are definitely getting together again for ‘P.K’. We have it from reliable sources from the ‘P.K’ crew that Aamir, Sushant and Anushka start shooting in April 2012 for the film.
Says a source, “Aamir’s schedule for ‘P.K’ has been pushed to a few months ahead. That’s because it was cutting it really close to the last two schedules of ‘Dhoom 3’ which has been delayed. Aamir didn’t want to jump straight from ‘Dhoom 3’ to ‘P.K’. They are two completely different worlds and very contrasting characters for Aamir to play.”
Aamir and Raj Kumar Hirani’s spokesperson confirms, “Aamir starts shooting for ‘P.K’ from April. The reports of the delay are being spread by someone who is no more with the film’s crew.”