Ever since Sanjay Dutt has announced his comeback movie ‘Bhoomi’ speculations are rife about the female lead in the movie.
It was rumoured that newcomer Sayyeshaa Saigal has been roped in for ‘Bhoomi’ to play the titular role of Dutt’s daughter.
Indeed it would have been a big movie for Sayyeshaa who made her debut with Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ this year.
However, Manish Singh, who happens to be hte producer of ‘Bhoomi’, has rubbished the reports of zeroing in any actress for the movie.
"We've been reading about the news but as of now we haven't finalised anyone. Currently, we are looking for the correct person to play the role of Sanjay Dutt's daughter," Singh said.
He further asserted that considering the emotions and drama the movie will feature, the makers need an experienced actress to play the titular role.
“'Bhoomi' is the lead role in the film. We are in process of looking for that artist but no one has been finalised yet," Manish added.
Interestingly, the makers were pondering over having Alia Bhatt in the lead. However the actress is not available for another next one and a half year owing to her professional commitments.
Helmed by National Award winning Director Omung Kumar, Bhoomi will see Sanjay Dutt and Omung Kumar work together for the first time.
About the film, Manish said: "It's an emotional relationship between father and daughter and will be shot in Uttar Pradesh for 60 days all over Agra. This will be Sanjay's first film after the trial. After reading many scripts he zeroed on Omung's film."
Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Singh, the film's shoot will start on February 2017.
(With IANS Inputs)