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Hritik refuses role with Uma Thurman

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By: Priyaranjan Trivedy
Friday, August 03, 2007
In the present crop of Bollywood actors, Hritik is often tipped to be the one to make his mark in Hollywood. But Hritik reportedly walked out of Vishal Bhardwaj's untitled English flick starring Hollywood beauty Uma Thurman, as he was not satisfied with his role. This would have been his first international project.

Ostensibly, Hritik, smug after the mega-success of Krrish and Dhoom 2, was wary of doing a film where Thurman would hog the limelight. He understood that the producer and the director would like to use Uma as she is an international star. He also would have had to postpone the shooting of dad Roshan's Krrish 3 for the project.

Nowadays Hritik has become fastidiously stringent regarding the choice of his films. He has already turned down offers from Zoya Akhtar and Rakyesh Mehra, and now it is Vishal's turn.

Vishal hasen't taken offence for the reported turndown by Hritik, and acknowledged the latter's feelings that the role for him in the film was not substantial enough. Now, the grapevine has it that Ajay Devgan could be the choice for the project. Vishal also asserted that the film has not been shelved, and the hunt for a suitable actor opposite Uma will continue, till the time she reverts with her dates.

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