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01 October 2023

Kangana replaces Vidya to romance John

Indian Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut poses as she attends the premiere for the Hindi film " Mausam" in Mumbai late September 22, 2011. (AFP)

By Staff

Kangana Ranaut and not Vidya Balan will be playing gangster Manya Surve's girl in Sanjay Gupta's 'Shootout At Wadala'.

Filmmaker Gupta initially wanted Vidya Balan to be the female lead. But Vidya was unable to say either yes or no to the project.

Reportedly Vidya after 'The Dirty Picture' and 'No One Killed Jessica' success was not too willing to play second fiddle in a movie.

She had her doubts regarding a hero centri movie and she now wants meaty and substantial role for any film as far as her casting is concerned.

Finally after months of waiting Gupta and his co-producers Balaji took the decision last week to go with Kangana Ranaut for the role.

Kangana was opted after a great deal of deliberation and it seems she is physically and emotionally right to play Manya Surve's girl.

This will be the first film were John Abraham and Kangana will be paired together. So this will also be an element to look out for in the movie.

Interestingly, this won't be Kangana's first role as a gangster's girl. She started her career playing an on-screen version of Abu Salem's girlfriend in Anurag Basu's 'Gangster'.

More recenty, Kangana starred as a fictional Haji Mastan's girl in Milan Luthria's 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai'.

NDTV reports that Kangna, apparently, has taken the role of Manya Surve's girlfriend to heart and has already started her own homework on the emotional and physical look for the part.