The battle to find a co-star

Deccan Chronicle.  | subhash k jha

Entertainment, Bollywood

The Battle Of Bittora is again a heroine-driven project.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

With Sonam K. Ahuja’s pairing with the Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan in The Zoya Factor going for a toss, Sonam and her sister Rhea Kapoor are wondering whom to sign for their prestigious home production The Battle Of Bittora?

The much-delayed film was to initially star Sonam  Kapoor with Fawad Khan, immediately after they made a solid combination in Khubsoorat. But Fawad Khan had to abruptly leave Bollywood, and the film was put on hold.

While Sonam worked with Dulquer in The Zoya Factor, she felt he was the right fit for The Battle Of Bittora. But now, with The Zoya Factor proving a box office dud, the hunt is on for a new male star to be paired with Sonam.

A source close to the development  of the project reveals, “The Battle Of Bittora is again a heroine-driven project. With Sonam as a producer, most, if not all, leading men would feel they would be sidelined.”

Until recently, an actor as brilliant as Rajkummar Rao had the confidence to play second fiddle to Kangana Ranaut in Queen and Judgementall Hai Kya. But now, Rajkummar is doing a film like Made In China that revolves around his character. Sonam would find it increasingly hard to find herself leading men who would be willing to let her take centre stage.