Mumbai: Sushant Singh Rajput’s lookalike Sachin Tiwari was roped in by filmmakers Sanoj Mishra and Marut Singh to play the lead role in the late actor’s biopic titled ‘Shashank.’
However, according to a report in Deccan Chronicle, Sushant’s doppelganger, after attending a few workshops for the film, has turned a cold shoulder to the filmmakers.
“Sachin was told the story and his character. We conducted workshops with him in July… but after some time, he stopped attending the workshops and responding to our calls,” Mishra was quoted as saying by DC.
Mishra has learnt that Sachin has signed another movie on Sushant with another producer and is thus not interested in the previous film.
The filmmaker further alleged that they have spent Rs 1 crore on pre-production costs of the film under the banner of Roar films.
“We spent approximately one crore on pre-production. In the circumstances, we are compelled to petition the Mumbai Court for an injunction restraining him from working in any other film and to stop the release of any film if shot with him for violating the agreement with us,” said Mishra.
“He first signed the film with us and we paid him an advance too,” he informed.
Meanwhile, Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association secretary Anil Nagrath said: “A lot of people want to make films on Sushant and hence wanted to register titles. We have asked them to first take an NOC from the family before making the film.”