Mumbai: After dilly-dallying with it for a long time, Hrithik Roshan finally walked out of his brother-in-law Zayed Khan’s home production ‘Welcome To The Jungle.’
Apparently, Zayed Khan waited for months for Hrithik to allot dates for ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ only to find the latter quite uninterested in the project.
‘Welcome To The Jungle’ was to be directed by ‘Allah Ke Bandey’ director Faruk Kabir. Talking to a news daily, a source said, “The incident hasn`t affected Zayed`s relations with Hrithik. But he has now decided not to mix professional and family affairs.”
When enquired about any rift with Hrithik, Zayed rubbished such reports and said, “No serious thought was given to that script. It was just media hype. Beyond my role, I had no clue about the script. I liked my role and I did it without thinking about what it would do for my career.”
Meanwhile, Faruk explained the whole episode as, “I was supposed to direct ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ for Sanjay Khan saab with Hrithik and Zayed in the lead. We had in fact scripted the film. It was supposed to be a rugged jungle adventure with plenty of action for both the actors, and a touch of the supernatural a la Manoj Night Shyamalan. I then got busy with ‘Allah Ke Banday’ and Hrithik got busy with ‘Kites’ and ‘Guzaarish.’ I really don`t know where that project stands at the moment.”