Chitrangada Singh paired opposite Saif Ali Khan in ‘Baazaar’

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Chitrangada Singh has been confirmed as the female lead opposite Saif Ali Khan in Nikkhil Advani’s next ‘Baazaar’.

According to DNA India, Singh makes her return after a guest appearance in ‘Gabbar Is Back’ (2015) and will be her first major role for a while. Singh joins ‘Baazaar’, which also stars Radhia Apte and Rohan Mehra.

Reports say that Singh had replaced Prachi Desai, who was the original choice for the film. However, Advani denies that. He said, “I’m happy that the cast is looking so exciting. We have Saif, Chitrangada, Radhika Apte and Rohan Mehra. The shoot has just begun and will be wrapped up by mid-August while the film is slated for a December release. Prachi has expressed interest in working with my production house but that is for another project. As far as the role of Mandira in Baazaar is concerned, Gauravv K Chawla, my director, came up with the idea of casting Chitrangda.”

Talking about Singh’s “comeback”, he said, “I won’t call it a comeback but just the fact that she hasn’t done anything for quite some time was instrumental in us considering her because it’s a powerful character that’s silent and simmering, like a volcano about to erupt. Casting her opposite Saif makes the film about strong actors and characters.”