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Buzz has it that Kareena Kapoor Khan has been replaced by Sonakshi Sinha in the Hindi remake of Marathi blockbuster film, Aapla Manus. The project was first offered to Kareena, but she opted out of it to headline Dharma Productions’ next, featuring Akshay Kumar as the male lead.

After her exit, the makers did not waste any time and approached Sonakshi Sinha to play the female lead. Though the Dabangg (2010) actress has not signed the project yet, she is expected to lock the deal soon.

A well-placed source reveals, “The modalities didn’t work out and Kareena is already committed to Raj Mehta’s next, with Akshay Kumar. So she also didn’t have the dates.” He further adds, “Now, the film’s makers are looking to cast Sonakshi Sinha for that role. Their talks with the actress are in the advanced stages and in all probability, things will be worked out and she will sign up for it.”

Produced by Ajay Devgn, Aapla Manus is one of the highest grossing movies of the year. It’s directed by Satish Rajwade and starred Nana Patekar, Iravati Harshe and Sumeet Raghavan in lead roles.

The Hindi remake is being produced by celebrated filmmaker, Ashutosh Gowariker.