Mumbai, May 12: Viveik Oberoi, who was to play an important role in Prakash Jha`s next movie `Rajniti`, has opted out of the project.
`Indeed, Viveik was offered `Rajniti` and wanted to do the film. But since he had already committed the required dates to a Karan Johar production to be directed by Rensil D`Silva, he couldn`t be part of it,` said his publicist in a press release.
`However, he has been an admirer of all Prakash Jha movies and is keen to work with the director in future,` he added.
Meanwhile, Popcorn Motion Pictures and Balaji Telefilms Ltd`s `Mission Istanbul`, starring Viveik along with Sunil Shetty, Zayed Khan and Shriya Saran, is nearing release.
The actor sports a very different get-up to go with an intense look in this film where he even flexes a lot of muscle. Apoorva Lakhia directs the film.