Stars don’t seem much in favour of Bollywood hunk Sidharth Malhotra. His last few films, including Baar Baar Dekho and A Gentleman, fell flat at the ticket window, and his most recent movie, Ittefaq, too, hasn’t performer as per expectations.
And now it seems that this lean phase of his career has finally started costing him. According to reports, the makers of an upcoming comedy film have replaced Sidharth Malhotra with Ayushmann Khurrana owing to former’s poor track record at the box office.
According to a source, “Sidharth Malhotra’s disastrous run at the box office with Baar Baar Dekho and A Gentleman had put the makers of the film in doubt of his capability to attract audiences. The underwhelming opening and weekend run of Ittefaq was the final nail in the coffin and the team decided to replace Sidharth with Ayushmann Khurrana. Over time, Ayushmann has acquired an audience base in the genre of comedy and is currently considered a more bankable star than Sidharth by film producers.”
Meanwhile, Malhotra is currently shooting for Neeraj Pandey’s film Aiyaary with Manoj Bajpayee. The film is scheduled to release next year.