Mumbai, Jan. 14 -- It was recently announced that Kareena Kapoor Khan has signed director Abhishek Chaubey's next venture. Apart from Alia Bhatt and Kareena's ex-boyfriend, Shahid Kapoor, the film's initial cast also included Ayushmann Khurrana.
Then, recently, reports revealed that Ayushmann was no longer part of the film. These reports went on to claim that Kareena was responsible for his ouster as she didn't want to work with the "relatively new" actor. However, a source now says that this news is false. "She is quite miffed with these rumours floating around," the source insists.
Although Kareena wasn't available for a comment, her spokesperson says, "There might be some people with vested interests at play here. Kareena has never interfered in decisions taken by the makers. The director always takes the final call. She is looking forward to doing the film, but doesn't understand why her name is being dragged into this issue."
A few days after the rumour started doing the rounds, even Ayushmann cleared the air on the matter in a report, where he said he "didn't do" the film due to "date issues".