In the year 2015-16, director Raaj Shaandilyaa had presented the storyline of Vande Bharatam to producer Sandeep Singh. Sushant Singh Rajput was to star in that movie.
“I had briefly discussed this concept in 2015-16 to this producer and the story was finalised by 2017/18. He had informed me that he was going to narrate this story to one hero and shall give me a surprise about who it is,” he said.
He further reveals, “I was unaware of the fact that this producer had narrated Vande Bharatam to the late Sushant Singh Rajput. He informed me about this development just 3-4 days prior to today, as Sushant had liked the story very much. But unfortunately, this could not happen.”
“Frankly speaking, we have not spoken to anyone owing to the situation. I feel actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Vicky Kaushal fit the bill. Whoever fits in and will also understand our subject will be our male lead for Vande Bhartam. This film does not have any Bihari tone,” he says.
“Vande Bharatam is a patriotic satire in the humour space, it is not based on politics. This will showcase the problems that are prevalent in our country.”