Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone were her first choices. But once they pulled out of her film, debutante director Nitya Mehra approached other actors for her film, finally roping in Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif. We now hear that this untitled film will have two heroes and that she has approached Farhan Akhtar for the role.
“Nitya assisted Farhan in Don and Lakshya and is now making her maiden directional venture under Farhan’s banner,” a source revealed. The casting of the film made headlines ever since Aamir and DP opted out.
Dippy’s reasons for leaving the film is not known but Aamir who liked the script, decided to leave the film after a fallout over the film’s remuneration (reportedly, the actor had demanded a huge stake at the film’s profits). Nitya then approached Hrithik Roshan who also turned the film down before Sid came on board.
Though Farhan is supposed to play the second lead, the length of his role is undecided, “but will be pivotal to the lead pair’s love track”, reveals a source. “It’s a twisted love story of a time traveller played by Sid, while Kat plays his love interest.”
Nitya now plans to start shooting soon. A source told us, “Nitya’s film will roll towards the end of the year. Kat is busy with Jagga Jasoos and Fitoor now. She will then be promoting Phantom. Meanwhile, Sid will wrap up Karan Johar’s Kapoor & Sons.”