The first teaser of Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero released today. The movie stars Harshvardhan Kapoor as a masked vigilante and the first look has left everyone impressed. Tweets by fans and industrywallahs have been pouring in praising the teaser. But the road to Bhavesh Joshi Superhero teaser release has not been an easy one. In fact, the movie has been in production hell and back. We first heard of the movie in 2013 and since then a lot has changed. Check out the entire timeline of how Bhavesh Joshi went through changes and surfaced finally.
November 21, 2013 – Imran Khan confirms starring in Bhavesh Joshi
Yes, in case you did not know Imran Khan was the first choice for Bhavesh Joshi. Back in 2013, while promoting his film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, he had revealed that he has been signed to play the lead role in Bhavesh Joshi. In an exclusive interview with BollywoodLife, the actor also clarified that he will start shooting for the film by January 2014. “My next film is Bhavesh Joshi, which will be directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. He is still finishing his screenplay and we hope that we will start shooting by January or February next year. It’s a story of a rebel. It is not a superhero film or science fiction, as wrongly reported. There’s nothing supernatural about the film,” said Imran.
December 2013 – Rumours of Imran’s exit start buzzing
As per rumours, Vikramaditya Motwane was not keen on casting Imran anymore after Gori Tere Pyaar Mein failed to perform at the box office.
March 2014 – Imran’s exit confirmed
It was finally confirmed that Imran won’t be doing the movie. Reasons varied from Imran wanting to spend time with his pregnant wife to Vikramaditya choosing another actor over him!
April 2, 2014 – Rumours of Sidharth Malhotra doing Bhavesh Joshi start floating
It was being heavily speculated by the media that Vikramaditya Motwane was impressed by Sidharth’s performance in Hasee Toh Phasee and hence, chose him over Imran.
April 8, 2014 – Imran refuses to reveal the reason behind his exit
In an interview, Imran talked about his exit from Bhavesh Joshi, but all he said was, “I don’t like to talk about reasons for not doing a film. It’s disrespectful. There is no bad reason for leaving the film,” the Delhi Belly actor said in a recent interview. There’s something between him [Vikramaditya] and me, so I don’t want to disrespect anyone,”
April 13, 2014 – Sidharth Malhotra excited to begin the film
During a media interaction, Sidharth was asked about the change in the cast of Bhavesh Joshi. He said, “It is up to the filmmakers and producers that they have changed their choice (actor). I liked the subject. Vikramaditya Motwane is a good director and I am very excited to work with him,”
August 1, 2014 – Vikramaditya says Bhavesh Joshi will go on floors in December 2014
During a media interaction the filmmaker said, “[Siddarth] is working hard for the film…you all will have to wait for that! We will start shooting from December. We are still looking for the leading lady for the film,”
August 10, 2014 – Vikramaditya reveals the superhero angle
During a media interaction, the filmmaker said, “With Bhavesh Joshi, I am going to surprise people with an action film. It will have a superhero angle to it,”. He also revealed that they have not decided on a leading lady yet.
February 5, 2015 – Bhavesh Joshi shelved
Vikramaditya confirmed that he won’t be making Bhavesh Joshi anymore with Sidharth Malhotra. He had said, “The story is no longer topical. It was written when the last government was in power and corruption was rampant. There was a lot that was wrong with the city…the country… and this was affecting everyone,” Though he also added that he is hopeful to return to the script in future.
August 24, 2015 – Rumours of Bhavesh Joshi revival with Harshvardhan Kapoor start buzzing
While Harshvardhan was working on his debut film Mirzya, rumours of him starring in Bhavesh Joshi had started. As per reports, makers saw a potential in him.
July 28, 2016 – Harshvardhan confirms Bhavesh Joshi
The actor confirmed that the movie has begun shooting with him as the hero in a quirky way.
March 6, 2016 – Harshvardhan rubbishes rumours of Bhavesh Joshi being shelved again
“It’s rubbish and please don’t post these false stories,” the actor told a leading daily, in response to rumours about the movie being shelved for the third time.
May 22, 2017 – It’s a wrap
Harshvardhan Kapoor wraps up the movie! He said in a video, ” So, I’m just doing a clip to tell you that we finally wrapped ‘Bhavesh Joshi’. The shoot is officially over and it’s been an incredible experience. Almost 80 days of really intense shoots in rain, morning night… Action. It just has been very tough.”
April 18, 2018 – Teaser releases
The first official poster and teaser for Bhavesh Joshi Superhero hit the internet!
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