By RAHUL RAUT
It has been a while the Hindi remake of Josh Boone’s 2014 American romantic drama, ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ has been in news. Many actors’ name did rounds as the potential lead hero for the movie but it always turned out to be just a rumor. Now, after months of speculation, the film has been finally announced.
‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ fame actor Sushant Singh Rajput has come on board to play the lead male. Produced by Fox Star Studios, the film will be helmed by casting director Mukesh Chhabra who marks his directorial debut with this movie.
“Mukesh was the one who introduced Sushant to Abhishek Kapoor for Kai Po Che! He had always wanted to work with him and felt he would be perfect for this film. He is currently on the lookout for his leading lady. Though inspired by the Hollywood film, the script will be adapted to Indian sensibilities,” Mumbai Mirror reported today quoting a source close to the production.
Confirming the news, Chhabra said, “Yes, I am on board for The Fault in Our Stars remake. I’m working on the script at the moment. Sushant is the leading man and we are still in the process of casting the heroine.”
The yet-untitled remake is likely to go on floors next year. Sushant is currently shooting for Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kedarnath’ in Uttrakhand. He is expected to begin work on this Hindi remake after completing his space drama, ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’ which will roll early next year.