Nargis Fakhri, who was supposed to be in the Shaukeen remake, has been dropped from the film. The decision ccame less than a month before the film was scheduled to go on floors.
“She had confirmed her dates but then, all of a sudden, she called up from London requesting us to adjust our schedule so she could accommodate a Hollywood film which required her dates between April 20 and 27. We obliged, but two days later, she told us that she would need another three-four days as the schedule of that film has got stretched,” informed Murad Khetani, the co-producer of Shaukeen.
Since he was working with an ensemble cast that includes busy actors like Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra, he had no option but to replace her.
When asked, NArgis said “I could not have asked the team to wait for me. Though it is heartbreaking, I had to let the film go. I was really excited at the prospect of working with the team of Shaukeen and especially Abhishek Sharma, who is a terrific director. However, the bond with the team and the film remains. I wish them the best.”