Image Source: APH Images
The reports claimed that after Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani 2 failed to set the box-office on fire, Sujoy was desperate t o deliver a hit and wanted to cast Alia, who has a stellar box-office record. The actress was excited to work with Sujoy but reportedly declined the offer when she heard the script.
But Sujoy told us a completely different story when we contacted him. The filmmaker maintained that he had never approached Alia with a script. He was baffled and somewhat angry about the consistent rumours about him being turned down by Alia Bhatt.
Image Source: instagram/afashonistasdiaries
“Forget about Alia saying No. I have not approached Alia with a script in the first place. I don’t know where did this come from,” he told SpotboyE.com.
Sujoy maintained that he is focusing all his energy on just one project, Anukul, a short film that will be based on a story by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
The story of Anukul begins with a well-to-do Bengali man buying a humanoid robot as a housekeeper, and then goes on to explore how his relationship with this ‘man’ changes.
Image Source: Manav Manglani & alchetron