Manav Vij steps into R Madhavan’s shoes in Saif Ali Khan starrer

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R Madhavan, who had just started signing back to back films, had to drop out of the same films due to a shoulder injury he faced at the gym. His film with ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ (2001) co-star Saif Ali Khan was much talked about, but he also had to back out of that film due to the time requirement needed for bed rest and rehab. Filming for the Navdeep Singh directorial had to commence, and Manav Vij, popularly known for playing Anushka Sharma’s brother in ‘Phillauri’ (2017) will now step into Madhavan’s shoes.

Mirror reports an source saying that Vij will be going through the same horse riding lessons and training in action as Madhavan was undergoing for the film. The source also added, “Meanwhile, leading lady Zoya Hussain, who made her debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz, is being coached in sidesaddle-riding and is already a pro. The first schedule of the yet-untitled film was wrapped up in Pali. They will be returning to Rajasthan and are expected to be shooting in Bhilwara and Udaipur, followed by long schedules in Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai. Deepak Dobriyal will also be joining the cast in an important role.”

The film will be an historical drama.

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