UTV Motion Pictures is producing Sudhir Mishra’s next film titled Mehrunissa and they insist to have an A list actress in the movie that is based on 45 years span of Indo Pakistan partition times till present times.
Earlier Vidya Balan was considered for the role and the eyes are set on Katrina Kaif. UTV decided to approach Kat to narrate the script.
A source says, “UTV and Nikhil Advani are co-producing Mehrunissa. While Nikhil has maintained a noncommittal stance as far as casting goes, UTV are keen on getting Katrina to essay the lead role. Considering that the film is about a girl who drives a wedge in the 50-year old friendship between two friends essayed by Big B and Rishi Kapoor, the production house feels that the youth market can only be won over by an actress like Katrina.”
Why Vidya not doing the role? “Vidya was considered due to her connection with the film’s producer Siddhartha Roy Kapur, but she was not so excited about the script,” added the source.