Fawad Khan May Replace Saif Ali Khan and Portray a Womanizer
Seems like Pakistani actor Fawad Khan will be heading over to Bollywood once again, as rumour has it that the heartthrob has signed on to do Reema Kagti’s Mr.Chaloo next, according to Times of India.
After Saif Ali Khan had to leave the project due to remuneration issues, the filmmakers started to search for a suitable boy to play the role of a scheming and manipulative womaniser. Initially, they had approached Shahid Kapoor but as he was tied up with Abhishek Chaubey’s drug drama, Udta Punjab, he could not get involved with the project either.
Now, the rumour mill is buzzing as reports seem to suggest that the makers have finally chosen Khoobsurat actor, Fawad Khan for the part.
Mumbai Mirror reports that a source close to the development shared that the deal with Fawad was finalized when he had been in Indian for the Filmfare Awards, where he picked up the accolade for Best Debut.
Reema, along with Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, are convinced that Fawad will do a good job fulfilling the character of a smooth ladies man who cons women out of money using his charm.
For him too, it’ll be a welcome change from the quintessential stiff upper-lip royal that he essayed in his first film,” the source added.
Previously, Queen actress, Kangana Ranaut, had been roped in to play the female lead but she has also left the project to pair up with Saif in Sujoy Ghosh’s adaptation of the Japanese novel, ‘The Devotion of Suspect X.’
The source also said: “After Kangana’s exit, Reema has substantially changed the script. The film has strong roles for both protagonists and a leading lady is likely to be finalised in a week’s time.”
Mr. Chaloo goes on the floors in August. The film also stars Richa Chadda and Pooja Bhatt in significant roles.
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