Kriti Kharbanda is being replaced in Rumy Jaffrey’s Chehre in spite of having shot for the film.
A source close to the project reveals, “She has already shot some scenes with Bachchan Saab. And she has a couple of songs in the film. Re-shooting with another actress would mean added dates, besides the extra expenditure.”
It is the dates that bother the Chehre team. “We are trying to minimize Bachchan Saab’s schedule. But this obviously doesn’t bother Kriti who had this golden opportunity so early in her career to share screen space with the Legend. Now she has blown it.”
Amitabh Bachchan and Kriti Kharbanda on the sets of 'Chehre'
Sources say the hunt for another heroine is on.
“It is not a pivotal role. Bachchan Saab and Emraan Hashmi have the main parts. But the girl’s role is also important. We will now have to find another heroine at this late stage when the shooting is nearly over,”says the source.
None of the major heroines would be able to step in at this last minute. The Chehre makers may opt for a new face.
The cast of 'Housefull 4'
Sources say it was the success of Housefull 4 that turned Kriti’s head and she apparently began to trouble the Chehre producers through her team. “But she forgets she had nothing to do in Housefull 4 whereas in Chehre her character moves the story forward,” says the source.