Filmmaker Mohit Suri had roped in Sushant Singh Rajput for his upcoming film "Half Girlfriend", but unfortunately the actor opted out of the project recently.

An adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's eponymous book, the film will be co-produced by the author himself.

While several actors' names were being associated with the project, Sushant bagged the lead role of Madhav Jha in "Half Girlfriend" apparently due to his impressive preparation.

"I was blown away with his sheer dedication to embody the character. I was shocked at first, but impressed at how hard he had worked on perfecting certain nuances. I knew right then I had found my Madhav Jha," Mohit told the Times of India.

But, as per recent reports, Sushant has walked out of the film due to date issues.

"It's unfortunate. I was excited about working with Ekta (Kapoor) again, but the dates didn't work out. The team wanted the same dates as that of Dinu's (Dinesh Vijan) film, which I'm doing next. Since I had committed dates for it long ago, I didn't have any option but to pull out of Mohit's project," Sushant told Mumbai Mirror.

The report also said Arjun Kapoor, who has earlier worked on the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's "2 States", has been approached for the role.

Meanwhile, "Dilwale" actress Kriti Sanon has been roped in as the female lead. Kriti and Sushant will appear in Dinesh Vijan's romantic film as well.

Now, there are possibilities that Kriti may also opt out of Mohit's "Half Girlfriend".