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Uzair Jaswal denies being cast as lead

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Rumours were floating that AR Rehman is interested in casting Nindiya Ke Paar singer Uzair Jaswal as the main lead in his new musical, however, much to our disappointment this is not true.

The Pakistani actor whose singing skills came to the limelight after Coke Studio denied being a part of AR Rehman’s musical and clearly said, “It’s not true.”

However, the singer did mention, “I am in talks with people from Bollywood and I’m working on songs with new producers.” He further went on to say that he “might start acting as well”, although he declined being a part of the Academy Award winners film, he said that he might be working on musicals, “if something great comes up, then yeah, I might just take it up.”

He left us speculating his future projects in B-Town because at the moment everything is confidential and is being kept under wraps.

On AR Rehman’s musical front, in an interview with Hindustan Times last year, he had said that his first production will be a musical and it will be in Hindi. At that point in time the film had yet to take shape. However, AR Rehman has since started working towards his movie, according to Pinkvilla, the two singers, AR Rehman and Uzair, met up recently to discuss the film and the Academy Award winner might give the lead role of his musical to the Pakistani singer. However, now it has been confirmed that it’s not true.  The script is now under works and will be bilingual – Tamil and Hindi – and the composer claims it does not require A listers for the cast.

Apparently, the AR Rehman is keen on starting the film as soon as possible, he met with Telugu filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Wednesday and rumour has it that they might team up soon. However, a source close to the Indian singer dismissed such claims saying, “It was a simple conversation and there was no discussion about the two working together in near future.”

Whether the singer is asked to work on AR Rehman’s musical in the future, the Coke Studio singer is not new to B-Town, he made his Bollywood debut with two songs – Tere Bin and Jaanvey – in the recently released film Ek Paheeli Leela. But these are not the only movies he has worked in, he was also a part of local films Gol chakkar, the controversial indie film Slackistan and the newly released Jalaibee.


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