Kriti Sanon to romance Sushant Singh Rajput in ‘Half Girlfriend’

The makers of film ‘Half Girlfriend’, which is a screen adaption of celebrity author Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, have roped in actress Kriti Sanon to star opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in the film.

Earlier, there were reports that Katrina Kaif will play the leading lady in the film; however, she has been replaced by the ‘Heropanti’ actress.

According to reports, the makers felt that Katrina looked older than Sushant and therefore they decided to cast a younger actress and chose Kriti.

The film’s director Mohit Suri has confirmed this. “Yes, Kriti is keen on doing the film, she was present for the book launch and she has also read the book a year ago,” the director told an entertainment portal.

However, Mohit added that there has been certain date issues that needs to be sorted out and besides, he has other commitments ‘Aashiqui 3’.

The ‘Kai Po Che!’ actor will portray the role of the Bihari protagonist Madhav Jha, while Kriti will reportedly be seen as a rich, high class girl. Speaking about Sushant, Mohit said that he was blown away with the actor’s dedication to portray the role.

‘Half Girlfriend’ will be produced by Ekta Kapoor and the author himself.

Meanwhile, Sushant is busy shooting for ‘M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ which is a biopic on cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while Kriti Sanon is gearing up for the release of her film ‘Dilwale’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Varun Dhawan among others.