'Luck By Chance' -Karisma in Zoya Akhtar's Next

Karisma KapurThe desk-job specialists are really going overboard. Their figment of their current imagination is that Zoya Akhtar has signed Karisma Kapoor for her directorial debut, which was to star...
...Madhuri Dixit at a point of time.

After Madhuri and Zoya decided to part ways [there were creative differences, besides monetary issues proved a speed breaker], there was talk that Aishwarya Rai, Karisma Kapoor and Preity Zinta, the 'next three options', were being considered for the role in question. But in an exclusive statement to this writer, Zoya had denied the development then.

However, a section of the media has gone overboard by stating that Karisma has been confirmed for the role.

However, Zoya sounded shocked when this writer called to crosscheck the development. “I haven't finalized anyone yet. No, not even Karisma Kapoor,” Zoya clarified, continuing in the same breath, “I also wish to clarify that the title of the film is not NARGIS. The actual title is LUCK BY CHANCE.”

Zoya plans to launch LUCK BY CHANCE by the end of the year. “The film will have an ensemble star cast, but the story will primarily revolve around one main guy and one main girl. The moment the principal cast is finalized, we'll go ahead and sign the remaining names,” she states.

As an afterthought, she adds, “I'm waiting for my movie to start. I'm eager the project goes on floors as soon as possible.” Zoya's official statement should silence the gossip mongers for the time being at least!