Abhishek Bachchan was mentored by JP Dutta in his first movie, Refugee, but a few hours before the start of production on Paltan, the superstar quit.
With Border, starring Sunny Deol, JP Dutta has given Indian cinema one of its most recognisable works. Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor’s careers were begun by the director, who is obsessed with war movies. His movie Refugee from 2000 generated a lot of discussion while it was being developed. However, the movie bombed at the box office, so Abhishek and Kareena had to be cautious about their first loss.
Nevertheless, both Starkids became overnight sensations. They were unconcerned about Refugee’s failure, nor did it diminish their claims to fame. However, Jr. Bachchan became aware that the same person who could produce blockbusters could also produce flops.
Abhishek Bachchan stepped out of his project after committing to collaborate with JP Dutta years later because he was unsure about it. shortly before the shoot had to start. the day before the shoot. You did read that correctly. A day before the film’s scheduled shooting began, JP Dutta abruptly left the project. Paltan stars the Ghoomer actor.
This did not sit well with JP Dutta, who served as Abhishek’s ideal industry mentor and taught him the ins and outs of acting in front of the camera while launching him with Refugee. Dutta was undoubtedly questioned about Abhishek, who left the movie hours before the tea since he needed to depart to go shoot in Ladakh. The director scolded, “Please go and speak to the Bachchans and let me know, because even I don’t know.”
Abhishek Bachchan later apologised for abruptly abandoning the project while still looking like JP Dutta. The actor explained why he had to leave the movie in an interview : “I was obviously doing Paltan. For me, it was devastating because it’s JP saab. He didn’t only launch me but he has been like a mentor, family to me The actor went on to say that he was devastated to have to pass on the role. He stated, “I really wanted to be there for him, especially as he was going on this journey because he was creating a film for the first time in so long. He is someone I love very much. But it was sad for me to be unable to support him when the movie was being made.
Abhishek Bachchan’s choice to leave the movie, however, appeared calculated given how poorly the movie did at the box office. After Refugee, JP Dutta and Abhishek collaborated on LOC: Kargil for the unexperienced, and even though the movie bombed, Jr. Bachchan made a name for himself as Captain Vikram Batra.