Following the adulation for an impeccable portrayal of dual roles — Zoya Mirza and Jamila in the web-series Sacred Games — Elnaaz Norouzi has been receiving ample appreciation by the audience, critics, and industry alike. The actress is now in the process of signing on a role in the Amitabh Bachchan-Emraan Hashmi starrer Chehre, which was left vacant after Kriti Kharbanda was sacked.
Rumour has it that the actress was taken off the Rumi Jaffery directorial due to high handed behaviour from her and her team.
“After Kriti’s behaviour, it is not so easy to lock in on an actress so soon because they want to go on the floors soon to enable the film release in April 2002. But they have zeroed in on Elnaaz Nourozi and want to cast her in the film. What the makers are figuring out is the cost and the dates from the actress,” says a source.
Kriti was cast in the Anand Pandit produced film and even shot for a few days. The makers will now need to reshoot those portions and acquire the dates of Emraan Hashmi and other actors for the same.
Elnaaz is expected to play Emraan’s love interest in the film, which has been adapted from theatre veteran Ranjit Kapur’s stage production Wrong Turn. The original piece was in fact inspired by the German short story Break Down by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The original play has Elnaaz’s character playing the role of the male character’s boss’ wife....