Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who is gearing up to direct his next film ‘Sade Saati’, is finding is extremely tough to lock the leading lady opposite superstar Ajay Devgn. Sonakshi Sinha and Ileana D’Cruz are in the running but none of them has been finalized as yet. Both actresses have worked with Devgn in the past with their films receiving good response from the audience. People love their onscreen chemistry as well and that is why Bazmee is really unable to decide who he should go with – Sonakshi Sinha or Ileana D’Cruz.
“The makers have two options in their mind. They want to cast either Ileana D’Cruz or Sonakshi Sinha to play Ajay’s love interest. The main heroine’s role is as important as that of the three heroes because her character is significant to the plot,” a source close to the development reveals to a daily.
However, when the directed was contacted to confirm the news, he had something totally different to say, “It was lovely working with Ileana in ‘Mubarakan’ (2017). She’s a terrific actress and I would like to work with her again. The heroine’s role in ‘Sade Saati’ is a well-established part but as of now, we haven’t approached any actress for the role.”
Not just the female part, casting for some other important roles is also pending. We hear that the makers are in talks with evergreen actor Anil Kapoor to play a pivotal part in the movie. Varun Sharma of ‘Fukrey’ (2013) fame has also been approached for an important role. “There won’t be any heroine opposite Anil. Anees is also planning to get Varun Sharma on board,” adds the source.