Vanity Fair has been put on the backburner again but the girl shortlisted for it to be seen in Sonam Nair’s adult comedy No Sex Please We’re Indians.
Last June a film titled Badtameez Dil was announced with much fanfare following a casting coup. Emraan Hashmi and Kareena Kapoor had been roped in by two of industry’s most powerful producers Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar.
However the film went into a limbo. Eventually Emraan opted out of the project. The film was to mark the directorial debut of Akshay Roy who has assisted in films like Taare Zameen Par and The Namesake.
“Akshay was still writing the script when I consented to do the film. I don’t really know what happened after that. Everybody just walked away from the project” Hashmi had earlier told in June. After Emraan’s exit the project was reportedly taken to Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra but the ‘students’ were busy with other commitments and that’s when the notion of casting newcomers preferably star kids came up.
The project was back on track and was to roll in September. Disha Patani a model had been shortlisted and the rest of the cast was in the process being finalized when Karan supposedly had a change of heart.
“He felt that Disha would be more apt for another of his productions Sonam Nair’s adult comedy No Sex Please We’re Indians” says a source close to the development. “Now Vanity Fair has been indefinitely delayed. They’re still trying to salvage it but can’t get the right actors. Sonam’s film will go on floors first with Disha.”