Replacements keep happening in Bollywood at regular intervals. Some actors are replaced halfway through the project while the others are dropped way before the production of the film begins. The latest Bollywood actor that has just been replaced by a much younger actor is former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Yes, you heard that right! According to reports, the Bachchan bahu has been replaced by powerful performer Taapsee Pannu in an upcoming cop-drama which was earlier offered to the former.
The film will be directed by Shailesh R Singh. If reports are to be believed, the makers have briefed Taapsee Pannu about the project and her role in it. However, she is yet to get a proper script narration. “The makers have discussed the idea with her. It’s a strong female character, so the producers were looking out for someone with substance to deliver the part. Taapsee is yet to get a proper narration. Only then will she decide whether she wants to do it or not,” a well-placed source reveals to a popular daily.
The source went on to add, “Shailesh and his team of writers have reworked the script. It’s still a drama, but with humorous undertones. The main characters are two IPS officers who are married to each other.”
Meanwhile, Taapsee Pannu is currently busy promoting her forthcoming film ‘Manmarziyan’ which, interestingly, stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s husband Abhishek Bachchan as the male lead alongside Vicky Kaushal. After ‘Manmarziyan’, the actress will be seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s suspense thriller ‘Badla’ which has Aish’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan in a prominent role. Pannu is also rumoured to be doing Phantom Films’ ‘Womaniya’. Aishwarya, on the other hand, has just signed Phantom Films’ ‘Gulab Jamun’ which also stars Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role. She was last seen in a cameo appearance in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s unsuccessful film ‘Fanney Khan’ (2018).