Bejoy Nambiar‘s next project Focus has been riddled with problems for a while now. First there were creative differences with the director Akarsh Khurana, who quit weeks before the project was supposed to begin. He was replaced by another newbie Harfeez Marfatia, who is a Shekhar Kapur protege. Harfeez will now have to wait for atleast a year before he gets to direct the film.
Earlier Arvind Swamy was in contention for the lead. He ultimately didn’t make the final cut and Nawazuddin Sheikh was next in line and finally Rajkummar Rao was finalised for the role. A little birdie tells us that Bejoy is more focussed on his next directorial venture starring Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and is okay with delaying this project. Earlier there were rumors that the project has been shelved, but Bejoy denies this and maintains that it has only been pushed to a further date.