Sara Ali Khan to no longer play Irfan Khan’s daughter in ‘Hindi Medium 2’: reports

Sara Ali Khan to no longer play Irfan Khan's daughter in 'Hindi Medium 2 My Country
Sara Ali Khan to no longer play Irfan Khan's daughter in 'Hindi Medium 2 My Country

Sara Ali Khan to no longer play Irfan Khan’s daughter in ‘Hindi Medium 2 My Country

NEW DELHI: Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan will be making her Bollyswood debut alongside none other than Ranveer Singh in Rohit Shetty helmed Simmba.

However, before the starlet confirmed working with Ranveer, there was another project on cards for the 24-year-old: acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar’s social drama, Hindi Medium‘s sequel.

While it was highly unlikely that we will be seeing the Maat actor in the second installment of the blockbuster, Sara and Irrfan were rumoured to have been roped in for the film.

The film-maker Nitin Kakkar, who will reportedly be directing the sequel had approached Saif as well to share screen space with his real-life daughter. However, according to the latest buzz, Sara has reportedly walked out of the project due to conflicting schedules.

A source told  that “The father-daughter drama was supposed to roll out in March 2019. They were talking about shooting it in London and Mumbai. Though Saif and Sara had not signed the contract, they had agreed verbally. The team was also looking out for an older heroine to play Sara’s mother.”

But now, the project has reportedly been shelved. The source further added, “Sara walked out of the film. She has given her dates to another project.”

Sara’s actual Bollywood debut project, Kedarnath, has been pushed for an early 2019 release.

“Saif was keen on doing the film only because it had Sara as the leading lady. Although it’s a great script, he, too, is reconsidering the offer,” the insider continued.

Meanwhile, the Cocktail actor might shoot for Anurag Basu’s next project around the same time. The film was originally reported to cast Irrfan as Sara’s father’s role.

“After Irrfan fell sick, the sequel was put on hold. But recently, producer Dinesh Vijan and director Homi Adajania narrated the script to Irrfan, who’s on the road to recovery,” the source added.

“The actor has liked the idea and the makers are expected to begin the shoot sometime next year. Since the sequel will have a time lapse of 10 years, Sara, who was the original choice, is right for it,” the insider said.

Saba played the lead in the first part of the movie. However, according to numerous Indian publications, due to India’s ban on Pakistani artists, the starlet will be coming back for the sequel.

Earlier, confirming the development, producer Bhushan Kumar said, “The script is ready and we are starting pre-production of the film. Hindi Medium was my first award as a producer. People loved the film and Irrfan is ready as well. We will be going on the floors once the preparatory work is complete.”

Sara Ali Khan to no longer play Irfan Khan’s daughter in ‘Hindi Medium 2 My Country