BY ANUJ RADIA 

Though it was four-years-ago, Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra’s chemistry in Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain was and still is quite loved by the masses.

Considering that response in mind, Ekta Kapoor decided to bring them back together on the big screen and even approached Shraddha for her film – Shotgun Shaadi opposite Sidharth Malhotra.

But from what we hear now, Shraddha turned down the offer and won’t be seen opposite Sidharth in the film. Reportedly, the actress heard the script and initially showed interest in the story. It is being speculated that makers of the film have approached Parineeti Chopra to play the female lead.

Based on the issue of groom kidnapping in Bihar, Shotgun Shaadi will be directed by debutant Prashant Singh, a former assistant of Aanand L Rai. Parineeti and Sidharth’s chemistry was loved by their fans in Hasee Toh Phasee and that was the reason Ekta decided to approach Parineeti.

Post Shraddha, Ekta Kapoor had also approached Kriti Sanon for the same. But again Kriti declined the film reciting date issues. Source further adds that Parineeti has already heard the script and she has liked it. Meanwhile, we wait for an official confirmation from Parineeti as well as the makers of the film.

Other than this, Parineeti will also be seen in Vipul Shah’s Namastey England opposite Arjun Kapoor and Dharma Productions’ Kesari alongside Akshay Kumar.