Sultan’s director Ali Abbas Zafar gave an interview to DNA where he spoke primarily about Anushka Sharma and how amazing she is in the film. The female lead of Sultan was not revealed for the longest time and while many names popped up, Anushka was the most unexpected of them all. Ali revealed that they auditioned a lot of fresh faces for this film, but eventually it was decided that one of the current actresses would be better suited for the role. There were strong rumours that producer Aditya Chopra was very keen to cast Parineeti Chopra in the film, and Ali agreed that she was a strong contender.
Here’s why they went with Anushka though –
All I will say is, when we were boiling down to things, there was a talk of Parineeti, because she had a body type. But I wanted Anushka because I just felt that. At the end of the day, as a director you can only go by your gut and instinct. And I went with that.
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