Hrithik replaces Aamir to romance Deepika in sci-fi flick

Hrithik Roshan has apparently stepped into Aamir Khan’s shoes to play the lead role in Excel Entertainment's time-travel drama. Hrithik has been signed after Aamir walked out of the film due to disagreements about remuneration and commercial issues. In the film, Hrithik Roshan will be seen romancing the reigning queen of Bollywood Deepika Padukone.

Directed by debutante Nitya Mehra, the film is apparently a sci-fi drama with a time-travel angle, of course with pinch of generous romance added. It will be a big budget film although the exact amount is not known and the film is expected to go on floors in February 2015.

Nitya Mehra, is a debutante who was working as an assistant director for international films like The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Life of Pi. She worked as an assistant director to Farkhan Akhtar in ‘Don’. A source very close to the production house said, "The film is a sci-fi drama with a time-travel spin. It has a romantic angle which spans across timeline. When the script went to Hrithik, he was impressed and promptly agreed to come on board."  A source close to us said, " Deepika wanted to act with Aamir Khan and she was a part of the project from the beginning. It's a film which will be made on a lavish scale and is expected to go on floors in February 2015 by which time she should be done with Karan Johar's Shuddhi."

Hrithik is yet to sign on the dotted lines while Deepika had apparently signed the film even before Aamir walked out of it.

So finally Deepika's wish to work with Hrithik is coming true!