Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has rubbished the reports of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan's walkout from his next project Kabaddi and said that they were mere rumors.
Apparently, there have been reports that Mehra had appraoched Hrithik for the lead role in his upcoming sports movie and that the Krrish star walked out of it.
Clearing the air, Rakeysh stated, "This is wonderful. Before I know things media knows it... No, (there's) nothing like that."
Notably, the director, however, did not confirm that if the actor is still a part of the project.
The "Rang De Basanti" director said he is currently working on the film's script.
"Script writing is the most wonderful process which I enjoy. It's also tedious and a slow process. 'Rang De Basanti' took me five years to get it right... I think we should be ready with the script in a year or 18 months from today."
Mehra was speaking at a special Gandhi Jayanti celebration and launch of a Model Government School as part of the Yuva Unstoppable initiative.
He also inaugurated a toilet and spoke about the importance of cleanliness. His upcoming film "Mere Pyaare Prime Minister" also speaks about the sanitation issue.
"The film is about an eight-year-old kid who writes a letter to the prime minister asking some questions to him. He goes to Delhi to deliver the letter. He wants to make a toilet for his single mother (played by Anjali Patil)."
The director said he is hoping to release the film by next year.
"I am hoping to release (the movie) anything between February and July next year. The shoot is over though. We had fun making the film. It was shot in Ghatkopar with the slum dwellers. Somewhere the film and the work I do outside the industry (social service) came together and I didn't feel like I was 'working.'"
Also present at the event were Ronnie Screwvala, Saiyami Kher, politician Poonam Mahajan among others.