The latest buzz in the industry is that director KV Anand has roped in Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt (who debuted with Student Of The Year) to play the lead in his next, starring Dhanush in the lead. While the director denies having signed her on, he says he had approached Alia for the film.
KV Anand says, “We approached Alia Bhatt for the film, and I even narrated the story to her. She was very excited, and liked her role. But, she didn’t have the required dates. We are planning to go on floors with the project from August 17, and Alia had free dates only for the first few months. She had other commitments post that. So, we haven’t signed her on.”
The director tells us that he’s in the process of finalizing the cast and crew. “We are looking at few names to play the lead. We will first lock the crew by this week, and an official announcement from the production side will be made,” he says.