Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra is not going through the best period of his professional career as many of his last films have put up a very disappointing show at the box-office. However, if we look at the slate of his forthcoming films, we can say the actor may strike back real soon. Last seen in Neeraj Pandey’s much-publicized espionage drama ‘Aiyaary’ (2018), which did no wonder at the cash counter, Malhotra is currently shooting for his next ‘Jabariya Jodi’, which gives him an opportunity to reunite with his ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ (2014) co-star Parineeti Chopra after a gap of four years.
The latest we hear that the chocolaty hero has been now approached to play an important character in renowned filmmaker Anurag Basu’s forthcoming relationship drama which is being made on the lines of his 2007 hit film ‘Life In A… Metro’. If reports are to be believed, the part was earlier offered to Arjun Kapoor. But since the actor already has too many projects on his plate, including period drama ‘Panipat’ and Rajkumar Gupta’s ‘India’s Most Wanted’, he could not sign the new movie. “Since Arjun has allotted his dates to Panipat and India’s Most Wanted, he can’t accommodate another project,” a source revealed.
The source went on to add that after Arjun politely declined the offer, Basu met Sidharth for a narration. The actor liked the script but is yet to sign the project on the dotted line. “So, Anurag zeroed in on Sidharth Malhotra for the role. The two met recently for a narration. While the actor has liked the script, he has to sign on the dotted line.”
Besides Sidharth Malhotra, actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Rajkummar Rao are also rumoured to be a part of the untitled film. However, no official announcement regarding the cast has been made as yet.