Buzz has it that Kartik was dropped from the movie as he was demanding some changes in the script after approving it while signing. Dharma Productions too had cited the same reason for showing the doors to Kartik.
Reportedly, Kartik has returned the signing amount of Rs. 2 crore to Red Chillies. Kartik was supposed to romance Katrina Kaif in the movie. Luckily for Shah Rukh, the film had not gone on floors unlike Dostana 2, for which Aaryan had already shot for 20 days.
Kartik will be next seen in Dhamaka.