Shraddha Kapoor is going places. And so rapidly that she seems to be getting her feet tangled at times.
After saying yes to Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies with Shahid Kapoor, the sassy actress has decided to do another film — Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kashmir-centric adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet entitled Haider with Shahid.
Says a source close to the project, “Shraddha was finalised for Milan Talkies with Shahid Kapoor after Priyanka Chopra was no more in the film. But then when Vishal Bhardwaj offered her Haider with Shahid, she was too tempted to resist. And since doing two back-to-back films with Shahid did not seem like a good idea, she opted out of Tigmasnhu’s film leaving it heroine-less for the second time in six months.”
Tigmanshu admits Shraddha is no more a part of Milan Talkies. However, he doesn’t attribute her non-availability for his project to Haider alone. “The reason we decided not to work together in Milan Talkies was an inhouse one. She is already doing another film with Mohit Suri entitled Villain for my film’s producer Balaji. It was impossible for her to accommodate two Balaji projects in her schedule within one year,” he said.
Tigmanshu will now cast a new heroine opposite Shahid. “New female faces always work in love stories. Besides the film industry is suffering a serious heroines crisis. We need at least five new saleable heroines,” adds the director.