Known for her work as a TV actress, Smriti Irani was all set to waltz on the silver screen in Umesh Shukla’s ‘All Is Well’. However, due to her duties as theUnion HRD Minister she could not meet the dates and times that the film maker needed, so had to opt out of the film.
“It is really sad but I had to take this decision of opting out of the project as I have a larger role to play and have a duty towards our nation. The nation has expectations from me and this Government, which I will fulfill. The people of India have put their faith in us and I will not let them down,”NDTV reported Irani stating.
She went onto add, “I understand the team has to make accommodations due to my departure and for that I am extremely grateful to them. I tried to rework my schedule and shoot every weekend which my co-stars graciously agreed to as well, but for logistical reasons that did not materialise.”
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, the film will star Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles. When talking to the media, Kumar explained that the team fully understand the actresses decision and support her completely, “We completely understand her duties towards the cabinet and the nation and are in complete agreement that she has a larger responsibility to fulfill.”
Set to hit the big screens on 3rd July 2015, news has it that the cast and crew will commence shooting in January.