Fans were really excited when the news came out that the hit Tamil film Jigarthanda was being remade in Hindi with Farhan Akhtar as one of the leads. However, if latest reports are to be believed, Farhan Akhtar is no more associated with the project.
Akhtar, who was last seen in Nikhil Advani’s Lucknow Central, has been replaced by Abhishek Bachchan. Now Junior Bachchan will headline the cast of the black comedy film which also stars superstar Sanjay Dutt.
Reportedly, Farhan himself decided to opt out of the project for reasons best known to him, and now the makers are in talks with Abhishek Bachchan to replace the actor. Bachchan has reportedly loved the script and will sign the project on the dotted lines soon.
“Ever since Farhan decided to not be part of this project, the makers were looking at the right casting. Abhishek has been approached for this film, and he seems to have liked the script,” a source said.
To be directed by Nishikant Kamat, the yet-to-be-titled film is being produced by Ajay Devgn Ffilms.