Wedding Pullav which launches producer Shashi Ranjan’s daughter Anushka was originally meant to be directed by Rahul Rawail who roped in his best friend Rishi Kapoor to make a very special appearance in this wedding comedy.
But then Rawail had a fall-out with the producer and he marched out of the project. Ace cinematographer Binod Pradhan took over the directorial reins, leaving Rishi in a dilemma of loyalty.
Says Rishi, “I did the film only because of my friend Rahul Rawail. Jab woh project mein nahin toh phir mera rahna kuch theek nahin lagaa.”
However the producer pleaded with Rishi to stay on. Professionalism won.
Says Rishi, “Although my heart was not in it I’ve stayed on. Lekin Rahul ke bina dil nahin lagaa. I stayed on because it’s the producer’s daughter’s launch. Why spoil the moment for a newcomer?”
This is not the first time that Rahul Rawail has fallen out with a producer while launching newcomers. In 1978 Rawail directed Love Story, the launch film for Kumar Gaurav and Vijayta Pandit. But he had a massive fall-out with producer Rajendra Kumar and Rawail’s name was removed from the credits of Love Story although he had directed the entire film.