Sara Ali Khan’s NOT teaming up with Varun Dhawan, Amitabh Bachchan’s surprise for Taapsee Pannu and more
Sara Ali Khan seems to be the hottest newcomer in tinsel town today. Even as she gears up for her Bollywood debut, the newbie — who has Rohit Shetty’s Simmba with Ranveer Singh and Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath with Sushant Singh Rajput lined up for release — is reported to have signed her third film. Buzz in the trade indicates that she has bagged David Dhawan’s next, starring Varun Dhawan.
However, our source privy to the Dhawans’ project states that things are still far from being finalised. “David is still working on the script. And only after the screenplay is locked will he approach an actress. Till then, there’s no question of discussing it with any suitable actress, forget finalising or signing anyone for his next with Varun.”
It was a dream come true for Taapsee Pannu when she received a letter from Amitabh Bachchan. The Hindi cinema icon, who caught a preview of Manmarziyaan late Sunday evening, came out impressed by her acting chops. The following day, he sent her a huge bouquet along with a letter praising her performance in the romance drama that also stars Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal.
We hear the actress, who has worked with Big B in Shoojit Sircar’s Pink, was floored by all the taareef his letter conveyed. Incidentally, Taapsee will be sharing screen space with Bachchan Sr again in Sujoy Ghosh’s murder mystery, Badla.