MUMBAI: Contrary to reports, it is Priyanka Chopra, a trusted and luscious lieutenant of Farhan Akhtar’s production company (she is the resident heroine of their Don series) and not Anushka Sharma who has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Zoya Akhtar’s next directorial venture.
The film is a story of a strong bonding between a brother and a sister.
And Priyanka’s brother in Zoya’s film would be played by none other than Ranveer Kapoor.
A bit of an odd casting calculation considering the two play paramours in Yashraj Film’s Gunday.
Says a source close to Ranveer, “They are both very accomplished young talents. They will look as convincing as siblings and lovers.”
To rewind a bit, Zoya wanted to cast real-life cousins Ranbir and Kareena Kapoor as siblings in her film. The two rejected the offer as too gimmicky.