Ronit Roy recently opened up on why he refused Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-winning film Zero Dark Thirty. The actor, who will be next seen in Shehzada, appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show with lead stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon. During the conversation, Kapil Sharma informed the audience that Ronit was offered a role in Zero Dark Thirty, but he refused it. Agreeing with Kapil, Ronit then revealed that he stepped away from the Hollywood project as Karan Johar's team from Student Of The Year refused to adjust the dates.
Speaking to Kapil Sharma, Ronit Roy said, "I got the offer for Zero Dark Thirty and that too without any audition. They said, 'We don't need an audition since Kathryn Bigelow (the film's director) has seen your work and she wants you in the role.'"
The actor continued, "Since their film (Karan Johar's Student Of The Year) is scheduled, that can't be moved. We cannot tell them, 'agle saal aana... jaise ye Kartik (Aaryan) bolta hai (We cannot tell them to come next year as Kartik Aaryan says)'. So, Karan had my dates. I asked them, not Karan but his team, and I said, 'It's a big event for me to work with an Oscar-winning filmmaker'. But they said, 'No, it's not possible, we cannot release the dates. So, I said no to Zero Dark Thirty."
Ronit Roy added, "And, then when I called up Karan's team a week ahead of the Student Of The Year shooting, asking when the shoot begins, they replied, 'haan hum abhi vo kar nahi rahe (we are not doing that right now)'. So, that was the biggest bummer. I could not take up that offer and even they (KJo's film) did not happen on time."
On hearing this Kriti Sanon reacted, "This is the problem with being ethical," while Kartik Aaryan joked, "That's why I'm not ethical."
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Zero Dark Thirty is a thriller drama based on a nearly decade-long international manhunt for Osama bin Laden, leader of the terrorist network Al-Qaeda.
Coming back to Ronit Roy, the actor will be next seen in Shehzada, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in the lead. The movie is slated to hit the theatres on February 17, 2023.