Alia Bhatt has been approached to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Aanand L Rai's upcoming film where SRK is said to be playing a dwarf. However a source close to film confirms that Alia has not yet signed on the dotted line. "We are still finalising the final script. We will approach the girls only after that. Two weeks more to go."
This implies an official announcement is soon in the offing. However that leaves us with some questions that what happened to the two roles that were envisaged for Katrina and Deepika?
Since a year, Aanand L Rai has been thinking of casting
them together. Sometime back, Deepika Padukone had been finalised for this film
(tentatively titled Bandhua). It would have been a casting coup for Rai, but wasn't he aware that things
wouldn't be easy as Deepika and Katrina had a certain Ranbir Kapoor in common?
So while Katrina and Deepika still have time to get back to Rai and say: "I am a professional and I don't care who's around me," we had heard it from top sources a few months back that Rai is out in the field to look for other options.
Anyway, with Alia now also in the race, this is one casting which everybody is waiting for. Rai plans to release the film on December 21, 2018.
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