Emraan Hashmi replacing Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh in Milan Luthria’s upcoming movie ‘Baadshaho’. The movie starring Ajay Devgn and Vidyut Jammwal and also inspired by real life events during the Emergency.
If Emraan Hashmi steps in then it will be a reunion of sorts. The last time Ajay, Emraan and Milan came together was six years ago when “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai” opened in theaters. Diljit is a popular Punjabi actor-singer, made his Bollywood debut with last Friday’s release, ‘Udta Punjab’.
Emraan Hashmi replacing Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh in Milan Luthria’s ambitious movie ‘Baadshaho’ which starring Ajay Devgn and Vidyut Jammwal.
It revolves around stolen gold and in the movie Ajay Devgn plays a thief, Vidyut Jammwal an undercover cop, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan a character inspired by Maharani Gayatri Devi and Emraan Hashmi an army officer who is entrusted with protecting the country’s treasure.
A source says, “Emraan has stepped into the project for an important role as things didn’t work out with Diljit. Now, the makers are focusing on locking in the main female lead, the casting for which has been quite iffy so far. They hope to sign an A-lister this week so that they are able to take the film on floors by August-September.”
A source informed the newspaper, “Diljit showed interest in the role of the army officer but then at the time of signing the contract, he quoted a fabulous sum as his fee. Actors use the big fat fee excuse to worm their way out of films.” After ‘Udta Punjab’, he only wants to do meaty roles in Hindi films. In his next Phillauri, he will woo Anushka Sharma. Diljit now feels it’s better to go with solo leads rather than risk being lost in the big cast.
Up until a few weeks ago, Ajay Devgn, Vidyut Jammwal and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were to be joined by Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh. But sources say Emraan Hashmi has taken the “Udta Punjab” star’s place after he quoted a huge sum of money as his fee.
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