Director Abhishek Kapoor, who is adapting Chetan Bhagat's book "3 Mistakes of My Life" for the big screen, says leading Bollywood actors refused to be a part of "Kai Po Che" because it is a multi-starrer. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput of "Pavitra Rishta" fame, "Love Sex And Dhokha" actor Raj Kumar Yadav, TV actor Amit Sadh and "Aisha" actress Amrita Puri.
Kapoor said he initially approached few big stars for his movie but was turned down by them because they didn't want to star in a three hero film.
"Initially I tried to get some big names on board but they all had some apprehensions because they didn't want to work in three-hero film. Especially the younger lot as they
are so vulnerable - they think 'If I do this film then what will be my future?'," Kapoor told PTI.
However, the "Rock On" director is glad he didn't spend much time running behind the stars and is satisfied with his choice of actors. "I wouldn't change the script to suit anyone. They are three friends and they should be equal. It should not be that one is a hero and other two are flunkies. Big actors are not authorities on what is a good film or bad film. I can't decide
my career trajectory based on what stars want.
"If you want to work with stars then you should make movies which they like... I want to make movies which I like. I can't do everything for money and short term. I would like
my movie to be appreciated 50 years down the line," he said. The film is set in Gujarat and follows the story of three boys - Ishaan, Omi and Govind.
Kapoor said that although the movie is based on Bhagat's novel he has changed about 50-60 per cent of the story line. "It is based on Chetan's book but to change a book to screenplay is a huge process. The adaptation takes a while and a lot of changes are made." PTI