Alia Bhatt out of Jr NTR's film
Deccan Chronicle.| Sashidhar Adivi
Will Rashmika replace Alia?
Alia Bhatt. (By Arrangement)
Last month, Alia Bhatt announced that she would be part of Jr NTR’s next film, directed by Koratala Siva. But since then, a series of sudden developments, like her marriage with Ranbir and a couple of Hindi assignments have prompted a change in plans.
The Gangubhai actress was approached for the role because of her pan-Indian appeal, apart from her good looks. Also, she fit the role well and makes a charming pair with Jr NTR.
But Alia seems to have backed off from the film and the makers are wasting no time in looking for a replacement.
"The film is likely to go on the floors in June, and Koratala has already started looking for a replacement. The team is looking for an actress who has a nation-wide appeal. Rashmika Mandanna is being considered for the part, although they are yet to zero in on her," says a source, adding that since Rashmika hasn’t been paired with Jr NTR so far, she’ll be an apt choice.