There were reports that Kriti Sanon will play the lead opposite newcomer Zaheer in Salman Khan production’s remake of Jatt and Juliet, but we now hear that Kiara Advani is being considered for the role.
Kriti, apparently, couldn’t accommodate the film since she had already committed to other projects. She is currently shooting for Raabta in Budapest. Kiara, on the other hand, was taken under Salman’s wings right from the start of her career, as her aunt is an old friend of Salman.
Says a source, “Kiara’s aunt Shaheen Jaffery and Salman were dating when they were in their twenties. They were in quite a long relationship before they split. Salman was going to consider Kiara for a project, but this came along in the meantime and the makers opted for her.”
The original film, starring Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa and Rana Ranbir, released in 2012 and turned out to be a blockbuster. Music director Himesh Reshammiya acquired the rights of the film and then, apparently, narrated the story to Salman. That’s when the latter decided to make the film in Hindi.