‘Khubsoorat’ couple Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan return
In an interview to Mirror (January 21) Sonam Kapoor had acknowledged that her Khubsoorat co-star, Fawad Khan, was their first choice for the cinematic adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s bestseller, Battle for Bittora, but, she pointed out, “he’s family but he has to like the role too.”
Now, Mirror has learnt that the much in demand Pakistani import has finally agreed to star in the film which has been pegged as a ‘political drama with a romantic spin’. A source close to the development said, “Rumours are buzzing that the film has been shelved because Shashanka (writer director Shashanka Ghosh, who also directed Khoobsurat) couldn’t crack the script. But that’s far from the truth. The screenplay has been locked. It showcases an interesting conflict between two diametrically opposite characters.”
The book on which the film is based, tells the story of a dapper royal who decides to enter politics.He is pitted against his childhood sweetheart who is forced by her ambitious grandmother to dump high-flying job and contest against him in the elections. The film explores the power dynamics between these two even as old passions reignite.The source added, “Sonam will be traditionally styled, seen in cotton sarees favoured by our politicians.”
Fawad’s wardrobe will be similar to what he wore in Khoobsurat.
The film will commence in June after Sonam has wrapped up a schedule of Ram Madhwani’s Neerja, in which she plays Neerja Bhanot, the air-hostess who was killed saving passengers from terrorists on the hijacked Pan-American flight on September 5, 1986.
Fawad will start shooting Shakun Batra’s family drama, Kapoor & Sons, with Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Rishi Kapoor, in May before moving on to Bittora in June, confirmed the producer’s spokesperson. (Source)