The mystery behind Rajkummar Rao’s casting in ‘Simran’ gets a new twist

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao‘s partnership is considered to be one of the most trusted actor-director pairings in Bollywood. As the duo has earlier worked together on three projects, everyone had expected that Hansal would cast Rajkummar again for his next project ‘Simran‘ which stars Kangana Ranaut in the titular role. But perhaps here’s a slightly disappointing news for their fans.

As per the reports that have been doing rounds, it has been heard that it is not Rajkummar but ‘Ship of Theseus‘ actor Sohum Shah who may play Kangana’s love interest in the adventure drama. According to a source, “The character required a mature actor and Hansal felt that Sohum suited it better. So, he has decided to cast him instead of Rajkummar.”

Though this news has not been confirmed by the actor or the makers, it would be quite interesting to witness the fresh chemistry of Kangana and Soham, combined with the natural instinct vision of filmmaker Hansal Mehta.

Talking about ‘Simran’, Kangana Ranaut is depicting the role of a Gujarati girl in the film but not many know that her character in the movie has shades of grey too. She will be playing the role of a girl called Praful Patel, a housekeeper, who gets embroiled in a crime. The film will be shot across the US including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco and Atlanta.

‘Simran’ is being jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar and Shailesh Singh. Written by Apurva M Asrani, the film is targeted to hit the screens in 2017.