Latest rumours suggest that Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh and not Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan, who has been roped in opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan in Udta Punjab.
Abhishey Chaubey, director of the movie, will leave for Punjab this weekend to finalise locations and the movie will go on floors by the end of February. Currently, the team is working on the look of the four lead actors.
Earlier there were reports that Fawad Khan was being considered for the role after Ayushmann Khurrana was ousted from the film, allegedly because Kareena didn’t want to be cast opposite him.
Ayushmann however cleared the air saying, “I didn’t do Udta Punjab because our dates were not matching. I had given prior commitments to my films 1911 and Hamara Bajaj, and so the dates were clashing.”
Udta Punjab starring Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, deals with the growing drug addiction in the state.