After Aditya Roy Kapur opted out of Mohit Suri’s sequel to Ek Villain, he was reported by Pinkvilla to have signed Ahmed Khan produced action flick. While the actor has already begun his preparation of the flick, makers were in search of the leading lady. And now finally their search has come to an end. Makers have signed late Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dil Bechara co-star Sanjana Sanghi opposite Aditya as per reports in Pinkvilla.
While there were several names making the rounds on the internet including Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria, the role has been bagged by SSR’s co-star. A source close to the publication mentioned, while Ahmed was looking out for a face from young Gen-Y who would complement Aditya onscreen and their pairing too became a fresh pairing for the viewers and ended locking Sanjana for it. The source says, "Ahmed was scouting for a young Gen-Y actress who would not only look great opposite Adi but also be a fresh pairing on screen. Several names were discussed and approached. But, eventually, they have locked Dil Bechara heroine Sanjana Sanghi for the film. She plays Adi's love interest but also has several action scenes in it.”
Titled as Om, it’s a high on action film with both the lead actors to be seen performing some stunts onscreen. While Ahmed was impressed with Aditya’s acting chops in Malang, Sanjana was praised by him for her work in Dil Bechara. The source further continues, “Om is being designed as an adrenaline pumping high octane action film, with the trademark Ahmed Khan stamp. Ahmed was mighty impressed with Adi's performance in Malang and loved Sanjana's nuanced role in the Mukesh Chhabra directorial. When they sat for the narration, Ahmed felt Sanjana suits the role to the T. She has already signed on the dotted line.”
Speaking about Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani both have their hands full with the films they have already signed, thus, as per Ahmed’s plan who wants to wrap up the film by early 2021 was not possible for these actresses. ALSO READ: Dil Bechara Director Mukesh Chhabra Shares Memories From Reading Workshop With Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi; Says They Were The 'Best Days'
The source added, “There were advanced talks with both of them, but they couldn't do the film since they already have prior film commitments. Ahmed wants to wrap this film by early next year, whereas Tara has work on Villain 2 and Disha has to wrap up KTina, followed by Shahid Kapoor starrer Yoddha where she plays the female lead.” ALSO READ: Dil Bechara: Sushant Singh Rajput Taking A Power Nap On Co-Star Sanjana Sanghi's Shoulder At 4:30 AM Is The Cutest Thing You Will See Today
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