Kangana Ranaut has opted out of the much talked-about Indo-French co-production Divine Lovers. There is also a buzz that the makers of this unique film are on the lookout for a new heroine.
Producer Shailesh R Singh confirmed the news saying, “We are now shooting Divine Lovers in the second quarter of 2016, which is why Kangana is no longer doing it. We were to shoot the film around September this year, but the film got delayed. Kangana had committed to other films including Rangoon and another production of mine, Simran and then, she begins Lakshmibai. She told us a few months ago that she would not be able to do Divine Lovers because of date issues. Kangana will wrap Rangoon by February. After that we will start Simran in March.”
“The Divine Lovers script wasn’t ready. As it’s an Indo-French project with a treaty and rights involved, it’s a complicated, long-drawn out process. We have to send the script to France for their approval and communications take time. Right now we are looking at another actress to take her place. It’s too premature to talk about the film’s casting right now. Irrfan had evinced keen interest after hearing the first draft but we will have to take the final draft to him before he says yes. I have worked very closely with him and he’s part of the Divine Lovers’ production,” the producer further added.