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Harshvardhan Rane is Abhishek Bachchan's replacement in Paltan

The Telugu actor has been roped in for the upcoming JP Dutta film.

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Director JP Dutta has found Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane as a replacement for Abhishek Bachchan in Paltan.

A few days ago, one was shocked to learn that Bachchan had opted out of JP's Paltan, 24 hours before the shoot was to commence.

"We have signed Harshvardhan Rane for Paltan but it’s too early to divulge anything about the movie or his role," producer Nidhi Dutta told entertainment portal

Rane has made a name for himself in the Telugu film industry. He had made his Hindi film debut with Sanam Teri Kasam (2016).

While there were rumours of Bachchan not liking the script, there is no clarity over why he opted out. Interestingly, Bachchan had begun his career with JPs's Refugee (2000).

Nidhi, too, seemed ignorant about the reason for Bachchan’s exit.

“Abhishek Bachchan is no longer part of Paltan for personal reasons best known to him. It has come as a shock to us as this happened less than 24 hours before our unit left to shoot in Ladakh. But we also believe that especially in the movies we make it’s the soldiers sitting up there that choose who will play them and recreate their lives on screen. Nevertheless we wish him luck with his future endeavours,” Nidhi had said.