Replacing him in the film will be the rising action star Vidyut Jamwal, who is also awaiting the release of Commando. Apparently, the Lucknow schedule of the film first got delayed due to the post-production of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2. Later, Tigmanshu got busy promoting the sequel. Now when the unit is finally headed to Lucknow for the shoot, Irrfan found his dates clashing with the international project he had already signed.
Confirming the development, Tigmanshu says that Vidyut has the necessary potential for the role, while producer Rahul Mittra has gone ahead and has had several meetings with the actor.