Fatima Sana Shaikh to star in ‘Shotgun Shaadi’ opposite Sidharth Malhotra
It seems that the search for the leading lady of the new Sidharth Malhotra film, ‘Shotgun Shaadi‘, has finally ended. It is being reported that the film’s makers have finalized the Dangal actress Fatima Sana Shaikh for the role.
The film, co-produced by Ekta Kapoor, revolves around the practice of ‘Pakadua Vivah’. The practice, prevalent in parts of Bihar, involves the kidnapping of a potential groom by the bride’s family, followed by a forced marriage.
The film has been under pre-production for some time now. A lot of rumours regarding the search for the female lead for the film were floating around the internet. Shraddha Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra were rumoured to be competing for the role but later it was reported that Kriti Sanon was also approached for the role. Finally, the makers seem to have settled with Fatima Sana Shaikh.
Sidharth Malhotra, who will portray the character of a Bihari thug in the film, has been working hard on his physique for the film. The Student of the Year actor is also working hard to adopt the Bihari dialect for the film. He has reportedly hired a language coach to nail the right accent for the role.
The film is scheduled to go on the floors shortly.