According to reports,Shraddha who had given a go ahead to ‘Milan Talkies’ has apparently signed Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kashmir-centric adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ titled Haider,with Shahid Kapoor.
“Shraddha Kapoor was finalised for ‘Milan Talkies’ with Shahid Kapoor after Priyanka Chopra was no more in the film. But then when Vishal Bhardwaj offered her ‘Haider’ with Shahid,she was too tempted to resist. And since doing two back-to-back films with Shahid did not seem like a good idea,she opted out of Tigmanshu’s film leaving it heroine-less for the second time in six months,” said a source close to the project.
When contacted,Tigmanshu admitted Shraddha is no more a part of ‘Milan Talkies.’ However,he doesn’t attribute her non-availability for his project to ‘Haider’ alone.
“Shraddha has signed a lot of films. Vishal Bhardwaj’s project is one of them. But the reason we decided not to work together in ‘Milan Talkies’ was an in-house one. She is already doing another film with Mohit Suri entitled ‘Villain’ for my ‘Milan Talkies’ producer Balaji. It was impossible for her to accommodate two Balaji projects in her schedule within one year,” said Tigmanshu.
Tigmanshu Dhulia is now on the look out for a new leading lady opposite Shahid in ‘Milan Talkies’.
“New female faces always work in love stories. Besides the film industry is suffering a serious heroine crisis. We need at least five new saleable heroines,” avers the director who made ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’,a cult hit with Mahie Gill in the lead.