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Imran Khan is no longer a part of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bhoole Se Naam Na Lo Pyaar Ka (earlier titled Milan Talkies) produced by Ekta Kapoor and has been replaced by Ayushmann Khurrana. Khurrana’s in while Khan is out of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next
Imran and Ekta had patched up earlier this year and he was doing the film, but certain logistics couldn’t be worked out.
Says a source, “Imran wanted Rs3 crore and it was working out to be a very expensive affair. No distribution team was willing to back such an expensive film, which would have to be sold at a very high price. Moreover, distributors told Balaji there would be no recovery for such a film at the given budget, forcing the Balaji team into doing a rethink on casting.”
Also, apart from the price, Imran had other issues. He wanted Priyanka Chopra to co-star whereas Balaji and Tigmanshu felt Bhumi Pednekar suited the role better.
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This development will see the Dum Laga Ke Haisha pair being repeated again. Our source says, “Bhumi and Ayushmann have been approached and everything is almost finalised. Balaji’s team felt they were best suited to play the lead pair in Bhoole Se…”