Saiyami Kher

Newcomer Saiyami Kher has reportedly replaced Kriti Sanon in Nikhil Advani’s upcoming film ‘Lucknow Central’, opposite Farhan Akhtar.

Sanon has opted out of the project due to a date conflict after the film’s shoot was delayed. A source told Mid-Day, “The film was originally supposed to start rolling by September-end. Due to a few production issues, it got delayed. Kriti has already allocated her January dates for another project. She was left with no option but to opt out of the film.”

The source added, “Nikkhil and the film’s director, Ranjit Tiwari, liked Saiyami the most.”

Previously, ‘Lucknow Central’ was expected to begin shoot in September but has now been delayed until January 2017.