Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor are all set to reunite after a decade for Luv Ranjan’s untitled rom-com. The makers are still hunting for the leading lady but it seems they have Ileana D’ Cruz in mind. A source states, “The makers have placed Ileana D’Cruz as their top bet. They need someone who is good with comedy as well as emotional scenes and she fits the bill perfectly. Although it’s primarily Ajay and Ranbir’s story, the female lead also has a pivotal role because her track involves scenes with both the actors.”
Cruz, who has starred opposite Devgn in Baadshaho and Raid and with Kapoor in Barfi!, seems to have impressed the makers with her performances. The source adds, “Ileana has not been signed yet. The team has reached out to her and given her a brief. They will sit down for a narration and then take it ahead.” A few weeks ago, there were reports that Ranjan’s favorite actress, Nushrat Bharucha, would be cast as the leading lady but the aforementioned source refuted all the rumors. Another report stated Ranbir wanted Alia Bhatt to be the heroine.
“Nushrat has already given a statement saying she’s not in the film. As for Alia, she has a busy year ahead. She has to finish Brahmastra and Kalank, post which she also has Karan Johar’s Takht and a movie with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary,” says the source.
The makers have denied approaching Illeana for the film. Let’s see who finally happens to be the leading lady with Ajay and Ranbir. The film is slated to release on Christmas 2020.
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