Chintrangada has been cast opposite Saif for the first time in Nikhil Advani’s film
Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming film went on floor couple of weeks ago. Nikhil Advani announced that Chitrangada is part of the film, too. Advani refuted rumours that Prachi Desai was the first choice for the film and Chitrangada has replaced her.
Nikhil says,“I’m happy that the cast is looking so exciting. We have Saif, Chitrangda, Radhika Apte and Rohan Mehra (making his acting debut). The shoot has just begun and will be wrapped up by mid-August while the film is slated for a December release. Prachi has expressed interest in working with my production house, but that is for another project. As far as the role of Mandira in Baazaar is concerned, Gauravv K Chawla, my director, came up with the idea of casting Chitrangda.”
The film maker also explained that director Gauravv wanted to make sure that the script was locked before an actress was approached for the role. Talking about Singh’s comeback, Advani added, “I won’t call it a comeback but just the fact that she hasn’t done anything for quite some time was instrumental in us considering her, because it’s a powerful character that’s silent and simmering, like a volcano about to erupt. Casting her opposite Saif makes the film about strong actors and characters.”
Meanwhile rumour has it that Saif Ali Khan’s another film Kala Kandi is struggling to find distributors, post Rangoon’s poor performance at box office. The film is directed by Akshat Varma and stars Akshay Oberoi and Shobita Dhulipala. It is produced by Rohit Khattar and Ashi Dua. Hence, the release date which was earlier said to be in September might get postponed.