Kangana Ranaut to romance John Abraham

Kangana Ranaut has replayed Vidya Balan as the lead heroine in Sanjay Gupta’s multi-starrer ‘Shootout At Wadala’. Kangana will be cast opposite Bollywood hunk John Abraham. This is the first time that Kangana will be paired opposite John. Kangana worked with Balaji in ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’.

An industry insider reveals, “When Balaji spoke to Kangana about the film, she agreed immediately because she has the highest regard for the company.”

Tanuj Garg, CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures, confirms the news, “Yes, Kangana has been approached. The film is becoming bigger each passing day.”Apparently, director Sanjay Gupta’s first choice was Vidya. “The role is not of a glam doll, or about doing item songs. It’s a very serious role based on a non-fictional character,” says Gupta,  adding, “I had written keeping Vidya in mind, but post The Dirty Picture, her priorities have changed, which I completely respect and admire. After Vidya, the obvious first choice was Kangana”

Sanjay believes that Kangana also has a huge potential as an actor. “She is someone whom I have seen growing from film to film. I feel that the films she did, couldn’t do justice to her role. She is not just a glam doll but also a powerhouse performer,” says Sanjay, adding, “I am glad that even if I am working with her for the first time, I am going to her with a character that has a huge scope of performance and not just song and dance.” 

Besides, John and Kangana, the film also has Tusshar Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. The film is expected to go on floors in March.