There were some really strong speculations that surfaced which suggested director K V Anand has selected young actress Alia Bhatt to play the female lead in his next venture opposite Dhanush.
But the director has spoken out and has denied those reports while admitting he did approach alia for the movie.
Anand says, “We approached Alia Bhatt for the film, and I even narrated the story to her. She was very excited, and liked her role. But, she didn’t have the required dates. We are planning to go on floors with the project from August 17, and Alia had free dates only for the first few months. She had other commitments post that. So, we haven’t signed her on.”
The director tells us that he’s in the process of finalising the cast and crew. “We are looking at a few names to play the lead. We will first lock the crew by this week, and an official announcement from the production side will be made,” he says.