Although J. P. Dutta said that he doesn't know the reason why Abhishek Bachchan left the film, Paltan, Bachchan had not spoken about it till now. In an interview, Bachchan said that he was obviously doing Paltan and for personal reasons, he had to bow out of the film. Bachchan added, "It was devastating for me because it’s J. P. saab. He didn’t only launch me but he has been like a mentor, a family to me." The Manmarziyaan actor said that he loves J. P. Dutta immensely and he really wanted to be there for him especially when J. P. Dutta was going on this journey because he was making a film after so long. And so it was heartbreaking for Bachchan to not be able to stand by him during the making of the film.