Last year, there was quite some buzz in the industry when news started trickling in that Kareena Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi would be coming together for a rom-com provisionally titled Badtameez Dil. Though there was no official announcement by Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor, who were collaborating for the first time on the film, the film was considered hot in the trade. However when it was reported that neither of the two actors would be featuring in the film anymore, there were clear indications that the film was most likely ‘shelved’.
As it turns out though, this is not entirely the case because the film appears to be on and the casting is in process. Confirms our source, “The film is far from shelved. In fact, the makers are gung-ho about the prospects of bringing it on and it is just that a few portions of the script are being re-written to suit a younger crop of actors.”
The reason behind newcomers stepping in is to make the film commercially viable as well. “With Kareena and Emraan, the numbers weren’t adding up. The think-tank also believed that newer faces would add to the romantic appeal of the film, as has been the case with Aashiqui 2, 2 State, Ek Villain and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya,“ said another source.
Both the production houses continue to be tight-lipped about the project. Who would you like to see in this flick? Do let us know by dropping a comment below!