Taapsee Pannu steps in Rahul Dholakia’s next after Kriti Sanon’s exit?


After Rahul Dholakia postponed the shooting of his next film in 2019, a woman-centric project, starring Kriti Sanon, the actress was unable to accommodate the new dates and thus walked out. Since then, Dholakia has been on the hunt out for his new leading lady.

PinkVilla reports that Taapsee Pannu has been roped in for the film, with an announcement expected soon. A source told the publication, “After Kriti decided to step out of the film, Rahul had approached Sara Ali Khan for the same role but even she couldn’t accommodate this film. Then, he offered the film to Taapsee Pannu and she loved the script. It’s a brilliantly written crime thriller that is very performance driven. The producer Sunir Kheterpal was looking for a powerhouse actor who also has a good bankability at the ticket windows. He has delivered a huge hit with Taapsee last year in Badla. So when he told her about this film, she agreed to do it.”

The source added, “Taapsee has said yes to it, but now, they have to figure out her dates. There are several films she has in hand – Haseen Dillruba, then Rashmi Rocket followed by Shabaash Mithu, Loop Lapeta, Sanjay Bhansali’s next production venture. With the Covid-19 effect on the industry, it remains to be seen when the situation can return to normalcy. It’s only after that Taapsee and her team will take a call on Rahul’s film. Meanwhile, the Raees director will finish another project under Farhan Akhtar’s banner.”

The film is expected to go on the floors next year.

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