A couple of days ago, we had reported that Kartik Aaryan, who is riding high on the rapturous success of ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ (2018), has been signed to play the male lead in the Hindi remake of Kannada hit ‘Kirik Party’ (2016), after Sidharth Malhotra was dropped from the project. The latest we hear that Aaryan has got a gorgeous actress to romance in the flick.
Yes, if the latest reports are to be believed, the makers have roped in Jacqueline Fernandez to essay the female part. Fernandez, who was last seen in ‘Race 3’ opposite Salman Khan, will work with Kartik Aryan for the first time. “The makers were keen on casting Jacqueline Fernandez and Sidharth Malhotra together, but their history — the failure of ‘A Gentlemen’ (2017) — made them doubtful. But with Kartik replacing Sid, it has made it easy for them to bring Jacqueline on board,” informs a source.
Reportedly, in the two heroine project, Jacqueline reprises the part played by Rashmika Mandanna in its original version. After locking the ‘Dishoom’ (2016) actress, the makers have now begun their hunt for the second female lead. We are waiting to see who comes on board to play the parallel lead with Jacqueline. To be helmed by Abhishek Jain, the movie will be bankrolled by Ajay Kapoor, Dheeraj Wadhwan and Vrithika Laykar.
Besides this film, Jacqueline has two more exciting projects in her hand: an untitled dance-based film with Remo D’souza and ‘Kick 2’, which is a sequel to her 2014 film ‘Kick’, directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. Interestingly, both her upcoming projects stars Salman Khan as the male lead.