Kriti Sanon, who has just started shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala’s forthcoming comic-caper Housefull 4, the fourth part of the Housefull (2010) franchise, has reportedly walked out of Phantom Films’ women-oriented movie, Womaniya.
The actress had, reportedly, given her dates to the makers in advance, but now she finds herself unable to work in the flick because she will be shooting for some of her other projects during the same period.
Last seen in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Kriti has almost half a dozen movies in her pocket. She recently wrapped up Dinesh Vijan’s Arjun Patiala. Currently, she is busy with Housefull 4, which will be followed up by Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical drama Panipat and romcom Luka Chuppi. Her busy schedule leaves her with no time for any other new movie at the moment, which is why she opted out of Womaniya.
“As per Kriti’s schedule, she was supposed to start shooting for Housefull 4 and Panipat after finishing Arjun Patiala, so with a choco-bloc year for the actress, she did not have the dates that the makers now wanted. Hence, they had to decide to move on from their first choice,” reveals a source.
According to reports, as soon as Sanon informed the makers of her decision, they did not waste any time and contacted Bhumi Pednekar for the role. If all goes well, she will be the new female lead of the movie.
For the uninitiated, Womaniya is a two-heroine project. Actress Taapsee Pannu plays one of the female leads in the movie.