After the critically acclaimed Lootera, Vikramaditya Motwane was thrilled about working with Gen-next star Imran Khan for his upcoming film Bhavesh Joshi. However, the actor who is on a break as his wife is pregnant with their first baby, had to be replaced by Sidharth Malhotra.
Recently, Imran expressed his unhappiness over quitting Motwane’s film as he had to take a break for taking care of his wife Avantika and his baby. However, now, we hear that Sidharth will be filling in for the lead role. Apparently, Vikramaditya planned to rope in the actor after he was impressed with his performance inHasee Toh Phasee.
Sidharth will be joining the shooting schedule of the film post his New York vacation.
If all goes well, actors Sidharth Malhotra and Anushka Sharma will soon be sharing screen space in an upcoming film.
The makers of this project — an Indian adaptation of the French film, Priceless (2006) — have apparently finalised their names for the lead roles.
An industry insider reveals, “Film-maker Karan Johar has joined hands with an international studio headed by Siddharth Roy Kapur for this large-scale project. He (Karan) has come on board as a co-producer.”
The currently untitled movie will be directed by Tarun Mansukhani.
Incidentally, a report had claimed that the makers were considering roping in Alia Bhatt for the role that Anushka has now been approached for. “But they want to go ahead with Sidharth and Anushka now as they feel their pairing will give the film a fresh and young vibe. Although they both have agreed to do the film in principle, they are yet to sign any papers.”