Shah Rukh Khan‘s next project with filmmaker Aanand L. Rai has been in the news since quite some time now. It has been said that SRK will be playing the role of a dwarf in this movie.
People were curious to know, who’ll be playing the leading lady in the film, after which Deepika Padukone was speculated to be the one. But later, reports said that Alia Bhatt had replaced Deepika for the film.
Now the latest update says that Alia had opted out of the film. A source was quoted saying, “After Deepika Padukone opted out, citing date issues, Alia was almost finalised for the film. It was also said that she will be seen playing a dwarf like Shah Rukh Khan in the film. However, now she too has said to have date issues and may not be able to be part of the film.”
Earlier to this, a spokesperson from the director’s team had stressed upon the time that would be required to prep up for the role. He said, “The casting is underway and is taking time as it is a difficult role, in fact one of the most challenging that Aanand has ever worked on. The role needs a lot of prep time as well as shoot time for which a substantial chunk of dates are required. It’s not just about finishing this film but making it.”
Katrina Kaif has already been cast for one of the lead roles, and now the team will have to look out for another actress since Alia opted out as well.