New Delhi: Anurag Basu's last year release 'Jagga Jasoos' tanked terribly at the Box Office. And the director has since then been in a bad space. If reports are to be believed, Anurag's next ambitious project, which is a sequel to 'Life In A Metro', has hit a major roadblock.
Last week, the director announced on the social media that the film has gone on the floors with actor Abhishek Bachchan. However, as per a Bollywood Bubble, despite the starting of the film shoot, the director has not been able to get his desired cast for the project.
Earlier, actors like Rajkummar Rao and Parineeti Chopra were said to be a part of the cast. In fact, 'Dangal' actress Fatima Sana Shaikh was also reportedly offered a role in the film. However, reports claimed that none of them has shown any interest in the film.
Though the film has gone on the floors with the Junior Bachchan, nothing else is working in favour of the director. In fact, prior to Abhishek, Chhote Nawab Saif Ali Khan was approached for the film.
Anurag, who has worked with Kangana earlier in several projects, had reportedly approached her too for the role. However, Ranaut told her mentor that she would rather be a part of film 'Imali' than taking this one. Reportedly, Sonakshi Sinha too backed out of the film after she was approached by T-Series for magnum opus 'Mogul'.
In the meantime, Taapsee Pannu and Aditya Roy Kapur have been finalised as the cast in one of the stories in the film. However, the search for other casts for the film is yet to be done. The website quoted a source saying, "There's no clarity on the film yet. At this point, the shoot has begun but it's getting derailed at every stage."