The rumour mills have been churning for a while that filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is casting Dangal sisters Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra in a film. But the Rangoon helmer has shunned the reports in a tweet and showed his displeasure. He tweeted, “What a stupid speculation. Why don't journalists get their facts right ever? No way is it Fatima and Sanya together. Shouldn't @Ash_Deshmukh be sacked from Filmfare?"
According to Filmfare reports, Vishal Bhardwaj has roped in Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh for his next fim. But the director seemed visibly irked by the rumours doing rounds on social media.
Earlier, Vishal Bhardwaj took to his social media to announce that his upcoming Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan project has been pushed further citing the actors’ health condition. Deepika is suffering from a neck injury while Irrfan Khan is battling some undiagnosed ‘rare disease’.
Pushing back film by a few months, @irrfank down with jaundice and @deepikapadukone with resurfaced back issue caused during Padmaavat. While prepping, was transported to Maqbool days. Stunning look tests, can’t wait to start shoot. Sending pyaar & duaaen to my Ustara and Afshan.— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) February 21, 2018
There were speculations that Vishal Bhardwaj’s next project will be around the life of Sapna Didi and titled Rani. But the director clarified that the film is not titled Rani.
So amusing to find out that everyone except me knows the title of my upcoming film! This is absolutely false news, the movie is not titled 'Rani' and it is not based on Sapna Didi's life.https://t.co/fCxRWACp2lhttps://t.co/P4r8sf4Uqbhttps://t.co/HhgUlIOo5p— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) February 18, 2018
A source spilt beans about the film saying, “Deepika has already started the preparation for her role of a Mafia queen and she is quite particular that she gets the tonality and body language as close to the late Sapna Didi who was once a terror for other gangsters. The shoot will begin by early March in Mumbai. After Padmaavat, her fans will love to see her in a whole new avatar of a lady don and hence she is really working meticulously to strike the right chord."