Shraddha Kapoor is going places. And so rapidly that she seems to be getting her feet into a tangle at times.
One hears that after saying yes to Tigmanshu Dhulia's Milan Talkies with Shahid Kapoor, the spirited smart sassy savvy girl 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 finalized 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 Tigmanshu's film leaving it heroine-less for the second time in six months."
When contacted, Tigmanshu admitted Shraddha is no more a part of Milan Talkies. However, he doesn't attribute her non-availability for his project to Haider alone.
Says Tigmanshu, "Shraddha has signed a lot of films. Vishal Bhardwaj's project is one of them. But the reason we decided not to work together in Milan Talkies was an in-house one. She is already doing another film with Mohit Suri entitled Villain for my Milan Talkies producer Balaji. It was impossible for her to accommodate two Balaji projects in her schedule within one year."
Tigmanshu will now cast a new heroine opposite Shahid in Milan Talkies.
"New female faces always work in love stories. Besides the film industry is suffering a serious heroine crisis. We need at least five new saleable heroines," avers the director who made Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster a cult hit with Mahie Gill in the lead.