|'Heropanti' girl Kriti Sanon has apparently pipped Kareena Kapoor to bag the lead role opposite Akshay Kumar.
Newbie Kriti Sanon has had a dream start to her Bollywood career. Her debut film Heropanti has struck gold at the box office, and now she’s landed the lead role in the Akshay Kumar starrer Singh Is Bling.
It’s that very role for which Kareena Kapoor was under consideration. But since the makers wanted a fresh face opposite Akshay, Kriti reportedly walked away with the part.
Kriti Sanon plays a dancer in Singh Is Bling. Since she’s tall, slim, svelte and a good dancer to boot, she suited the part better than other actresses under consideration. Moreover, with a hit film already under her belt, Kriti has a standing to be the leading lady of a top star.
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Singh Is Bling will be directed by Prabhu Dheva. The film will reportedly be shot in Cape Town from November, 2014, onward.
The movie is going to be presented by Jayantilal Gada and produced by Ashwini Yardi of Grazing Goat Pictures.
‘Singh is Bling’ won’t be a sequel of the hit 2008 movie Singh Is Kinng, starring Akshay Kumar. The film has a fresh story with Akshay playing a gun-toting Singh who loves bling. It is slated to hit theatres in July, 2015.
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