Los Angeles: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput took to Twitter Monday morning to introduce his The Fault In Our Stars remake co-star Sanjana Sanghi. Post which, 'The Fault in Our Stars' author John Green said that he can't believe that the book is getting a Bollywood remake.
After the news of actress Sanjana Sanghi getting finalised to star in the Hindi adaptation of 2014 hit Hollywood film 'The Fault In Our Stars' went viral online, Green tweeted on Tuesday: "I can't believe this is happening. Amazing!"
Casting director Mukesh Chhabra will make his debut as a director with this film.
Chhabra replied to the author's tweet saying: "Wow. Thank you."
Presented and produced by Fox Star Studios, the shoot will begin by mid-2018. Casting director Mukesh Chhabra will make his debut as a director with this film. Oscar winner AR Rahman is also on board to compose the music for the romance drama.
Talking about the leading lady Sanjana, Chhabra said in a statement. "I met Sanjana first during the casting of 'Rockstar'. She was a young and dynamic girl with great energy. After a few years, she reconnected for a few ad casting jobs -- she came across as a mature young lady and to my surprise, she was a fabulous actor,"
"I was instantly sure that I would love to make a film with her one day. Once 'The Fault in Our Stars' script was ready, she fitted right in, the perfect face. Well, I can't wait to create magic with this talented girl," he added.
Rucha Pathak, Chief Creative Officer, Fox Star Studios, said: "Mukesh called me out of the blue one day to meet her... and she had a striking and yet innocent personality but what really caught my attention was when Mukesh screen tested her.
"She nailed it in her audition and we knew right away she was our leading lady. Looking forward to launching this talented young lady in Mukesh's directorial debut."
(With IANS inputs)