According to our Indian sources, the role was first offered to the Bollywood Nawab Saif Ali Khan, who chose to walk away from the project due to some disputes over finances with the producers.
After approaching Shahid Kapoor to play the role, who declined the offer due to his commitments with his on going project Udta Punjab, the film’s 3 producers, Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Reema Kagti approached Fawad Khan with the offer at the same time when he was in India for the film fare awards with his wife.
The movie is called Mr. Chaloo, whose story revolves around a devious womanizer, who cons women into falling in love with him, and then cheats them out of their money. The production of the film is to begin in August and so the deal will be prepared and finalized soon.
From a Royal Prince to a Bollywood Con, the change in roles for Fawad Khan will be quite refreshing to see for his huge fan following both in India and Pakistan.
The leading lady to be starred with Fawad Khan earlier was the versatile Kangna Ranaut, who has recently backed out from the project and so Reema Kagti was inspired to make some last minute changes to the script.
Who will now be the replacement for Kangna is still a big question mark, but one thing is for certain: Our Pakistani Rockstar has taken over Bollywood! 🙂