Aamir Khan opted out of the flick on the grounds of remuneration and commercial clauses, claim sources. Now, it’s learnt that the production house has signed Hrithik Roshan for the film, which also features Deepika Padukone in the lead.
Apparently, Deepika Padukone gave her nod to the project long before Aamir Khan walked out of it. Anyway, it would be nice to see Deeps getting paired with Hrithik. The two have never worked together in any film.
The film is a special project for Excel Entertainment and is going to be directed by debutante Nitya Mehra, who has earlier worked as an assistant director on films like Life of Pi, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Don.
“The film is a sci-fi drama with a time-travel spin. It has a romantic angle which spans across timelines. When the script went to Hrithik, he was impressed and promptly agreed to come on board,” a source is quoted as saying.
The yet-untitled project is expected to go on the floors in February 2015, and by that time Deepika Padukone will be free from Karan Johar's Shuddhi.