It is a known fact that when Aishwarya Rai couldn’t work with hubby Abhishek Bachchan in Game due to date issues, Kangna Ranaut came in as a quick replacement. However, what is not known is the fact that the makers of this suspense thriller were already in talks with Kangna as there was always a space for two leading ladies.
Informs an industry insider, “There are two important female protagonists in Game, one which is that of a mysterious young woman whose life is connected to four different people and another is that of an investigating officer. When Aishwarya was offered Game, there was uncertainty around which part would she play.”
Between Ash and director Abhinay Deo, there were healthy discussions around which part would suit her best. However, the eventual character was never finalised. Meanwhile Kangna had already been approached for the film as well though it wasn’t clear as to which part she would end up eventually playing.
“While the game of musical chairs was on, Ash had to leave the film due to date issues. Even as the makers were thinking about the replacement, Kangna had already been confirmed to come on board. This is when Sarah Jane Dias was finalised to play the part of Maya, the mysterious woman in Game“, informs a source.
Eventually all was well with Kangna and Sarah being clear of the parts they were playing and what was expected out of them. Meanwhile two other important female protagonist parts were grabbed by Shahana Goswami and Gauhar Khan respectively.
When approached, director Abhinay Deo did confirm that there was some flip-flop that happened around the casting of Game. “Ash and I were dabbling about which role she had to do. However due to date issues, she had to drop out of the film. Luckily we had already met Kangna and discussed the script with her so she was pronto finalised for the part of the investigating officer. We started our hunt for the girl who would play Maya and this is where Sarah came into picture. Thankfully this casting didn’t take much time and allowed us to move ahead as per schedule and wrap up the film on time.”
Guess it all turned out to be Sarah’s biggest gain after all.