Sidharth Malhotra has not seen a good year in films. His releases recently, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ (2016), ‘A Gentleman’ (2017), and most recently ‘Ittefaq’ (2017)have not fared too well at the box office. With this, the producers of a comedy film that Malhotra was locked in for,  has reportedly replaced him with Ayushmann Khurrana.

As according to Pinkvilla, a source revealed, “Sidharth Malhotra’s disastrous run at the box office with Baar Baar Dekho and A Gentleman had put the makers of the film in doubt of his capability to attract audiences. The underwhelming opening and weekend run of Ittefaq was the final nail of the coffin and the team decided to replace Sidharth with Ayushmann Khurrana. Over time, Ayushmann has acquired an audience base in the genre of comedy and is currently considered a more bankable star than Sidharth by film producers.”

Meanwhile, Malhotra will next be seen in ‘Aiyaary’, slated to release next year.