It was reported a while back that Aditya Roy Kapur has pulled out of ‘Ek Villain 2’ and signed on to different action film to be produced by Ahmed Khan. The big budgeted project, titled ‘Om,’ has required Roy Kapur to work on getting a particular body prototype to suit the character. And in amongst the film prep, there were several speculations about who the leading lady would be to star alongside the ‘Malang’ (2020) star.
However, latest reports seem to confirm the leading lady has been found, reports Pinkvilla. A source potentially confirms the development by saying, “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. 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.”
Before Sanghi’s name was added to the mix, other names like Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani were also doing the rounds. “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,” said the source.
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