Sonakshi Sinha approached to play the female lead in ‘Mogul’?
Tanushree Dutta‘s allegations on Nana Patekar has given rise to the #MeToo movement in India and this has especially affected the Bollywood industry. Post Tanushree’s allegations, names of many bigwigs of the industry have cropped up. Many upcoming movies like ‘Housefull 4′, ‘Super 30′, ’83’, ‘Mogul’ are highly affected as accusers like Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl, Bhushan Kumar were associated with these movies and have now been sacked.
Aamir Khan, who was supposed to play the male lead in Gulshan Kumar’s biopic ‘Mogul’ backed out from the project after allegations of sexual harassment against filmmaker Subhash Kapoor by actress Geetika Tyagi were made. Now, the makers are still to take on board a new director for the movie, and as per a report in DNA, they have found the female lead before that.
A source close to DNA revealed, “Sonakshi Sinha has been approached for it. The film dates back to the ’70s and ’80s and the team was looking for a Heroine, who could exude that retro vibe. It’s a small, but meaningful role. Sona will only need to shoot for a few days. When she heard the script, she liked it and told Bhushan that she would do it. But the modalities still need to be worked out.”
When T-Series was contacted regarding this, they refrained themselves from commenting.
The source further told that ‘Mogul’ will have three female characters. “It will depict the entire life of the music mogul. Sonakshi will play one of his girlfriends before marriage. The film is being designed on the lines of ‘Sanju’, where several A-list actors made small appearances. But among the three girls, Sona will have the most prominent part,” added the source.
Reportedly, the movie will go on floors by the end of this year and is slated to release next year in Christmas.