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Honey Trehan out, Vishal Bhardwaj takes over as director of Deepika-Irrfan starrer

Trehan, citing artistic differences, has agreed to let Bhardwaj take over what would have been his directorial debut.

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Shriram Iyengar

Vishal Bhardwaj has taken over the reins of Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan's upcoming film from Honey Trehan. The filmmaker cited creative differences as the reason for the decision.

"Due to different artistic visions of the film, Honey and I jointly came to the decision that it would be best if I took over as director and saw it through to the end," Bhardwaj said.

Trehan agreed, saying, "Owing to our differences in creative understanding, we have mutually and amicably decided that it would be best for our film if Vishal sir took over as director." 

The film, based on S Hussain Zaidi's book Mafia Queens of Mumbai, was to be Trehan's directorial debut. The film is jointly produced by KriArj Entertainment and Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures. Bhardwaj is expected to begin shooting for the film in February.

Meanwhile, Trehan is reportedly preparing for another directorial debut which will also be produced by Vishal Bhardwaj.