Filmmaker Aanand L Rai says that he has not yet chosen a leading lady to star against Shah Rukh Khan for his next film despite reports that the director will cast actress Parineeti Chopra in the female lead.
When asked whether he has finalised Parineeti for the movie, he said: “No, all these speculations are happening because of me; Because, I am not touching the finishing line and coming up with the cast.”
“These speculations are happening because of my laziness, but yes I will take a couple of weeks to take a call. I’m in talks with a few actors, but none of them has been finalized,” he said.
When asked if he has even approached Parineeti, he said: “No, I haven’t. Give me two weeks and I will be able to talk about it in a better way.”
Rai, who has made Raanjhanaa earlier, also said it is going to be a very tough film for him.
“It’s a tough film for a person like me because this film will have everything, but technically it’s challenging for me. The visual effects work for this film is something which will be very challenging for me as a director,” he said.
The Tanu Weds Manu director is busy with the promotions of his production Happy Bhag Jayegi . The film starring Diana Penty, Abhay Deol and Ali Fazal releases on August 19. – CINEWS