Initially during the making of Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobara, the movie Milan Talkies was announced to have Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha playing the leads, who were also part of OUATIMD casting. But later with the poor response of OUATIMD at the box office, Imran was out of the project and Sonakshi also opted out due to date issues. Soon there were reports of Sonam Kapoor replacing Sonakshi and then Priyanka Chopra was later roped in, who soon after knowing of Shahid’s entry in to the film, made a quick exit.
Later the film was to roll out with Shahid Kapoor playing the lead and the actress to play the female lead was reported to be Shraddha Kapoor, who is also paired with him in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film, the adaptation of Hamlet titled Haider.
Now it looks like that makers did not want to repeat the same casting and are said to have roped in Student of the Year craze Varun Dhawan to play the lead.
Now we hear that they are yet again looking out for the lead actress’s role. Some sources say that they might go back to Sonakshi once again to play the character.
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Milan Talkies’, to be produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Productions, has still been working on its cast that the movie which was announced long back is yet to roll out on floors for shoot.