The casting process for Rohan Sippy's untitled film on drug-busting activities in Goa is getting pretty complicated, what with the hunt for a parallel lead coming to a halt each time it begins.
First, it was Farhan Akhtar who said no to the role of Abhishek's companion in the drug-busting drama. Now it's Emraan Hashmi who has declined the part citing dates as the reason.
Apparently, the dates required for shooting in Goa clashed with the dates of his wife's delivery. He says, "Yes, Rohan did offer me a role in his film. But my dates were clashing with the arrival of our baby. Parveen is due any time between January-end and February. And I've decided to be in Mumbai until D-day. Also the dates clashed with those of my film Once Upon A Time In Mumbai."
Now Arjun Rampal has been approached to play the role parallel to Abhishek.
Says a source, "It's baffling to Rohan why actors are shying away from playing the part. It's as important as Abhishek's part."