Sara Ali Khan walks out of the father-daughter film with Saif for ‘Hindi Medium’ sequel?

It was reported that Filmistaan director Nitin Kakkar had cracked an interesting casting coup for his next film. He had roped in Saif Ali Khan to share screen space with his real-life daughter Sara Ali Khan.

Our source tells us, “The father-daughter drama was supposed to roll out in March 2019. They were talking about shooting it in London and Mumbai. Though Saif and Sara had not signed the contract, they had agreed verbally. The team was also looking out for an older heroine to play Sara’s mother.”

But now, the project has reportedly been shelved. Reveals our informer, “Sara walked out of the film. She has given her dates to another project.” She will apparently make her debut this year with Rohit Shetty’s Simmba while Kedarnath has been pushed for an early 2019 release.

That’s not all. Since the film was going to bring Sara and Saif together for the first time, her dad, too, might take a similar route. The khabri informs, “Saif was keen on doing the film only because it had Sara as the leading lady. Although it’s a great script, he, too, is reconsidering the offer.” Meanwhile, we hear he might shoot for Anurag Basu’s next project around the same time.

Apparently, Sara is back in the Hindi Medium sequel. “After Irrfan fell sick, the sequel was put on hold. But recently, producer Dinesh Vijan and director Homi Adajania narrated the script to Irrfan, who’s on the road to recovery. The actor has liked the idea and the makers are expected to begin the shoot sometime next year. Since the sequel will have a time lapse of 10 years, Sara, who was the original choice, is right for it,” the source adds.


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