After months of searching, makers have finally found their Hazel for the Hindi adaptation of Josh Boone’s 2014 Hollywood romantic drama, ‘The Fault In Our Stars’.
Sanjana Sanghi who has worked previously in ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Rockstar’, and ‘Fukrey Returns’, is all set to make her big break.
Last year, we told you that Sushant Singh Rajput was roped in for the project and will be seen stepping into Ansel Elgort’s role. And now the makers have roped in 21-year-old Sanjana, who will be seen with Sushant.
This is a big break for Sanjana, and along with her, famous casting director Mukesh Chhabra will be making his directorial debut.
“I met Sanjana while casting for ‘Rockstar’ and found her to be a dynamic girl with great energy. After a few years, she reconnected for a few ad jobs and this time she came across as a mature young lady and to my surprise, a fabulous actor. I knew instantly that I would love to make a film with her one day,” Mukesh told the Mumbai Mirror.
Once ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ script was ready, she fit right in. She’s the perfect face and I can’t wait to create magic with this talented girl.”
That smile is an absolute lie and a failed cover up for a petrified me struggling to find my balance on a rather aggressive speed boat
Apparently, Sanjana caught their eyes during the auditions and they just knew that she was the perfect pick as the leading lady and no one could have done it better.
Taking to his Instagram, Sushant also shared the news and wrote, “The beautiful @sanjanaSanghi96 will be co-starring with me in the remake of the Hollywood hit #TheFaultInOurStars directed by @castingchhabra & music by @arrahman@foxstarhindi”.
The beautiful @sanjanaSanghii96 will be co-starring with me in the remake of the Hollywood hit #TheFaultInOurStars directed by @castingchhabra & music by @arrahman @foxstarhindi
Based on the bestselling book by John Green, the film revolves around Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old cancer patient who is pressured by her folks to attend a support group, where she meets Augustus Waters, another cancer patient who lost his leg due to bone cancer and both fall in love.
Though the film is a remake of the hit Hollywood movie, it will be adapted as per Indian sensibilities.
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Well, remaking movies is Bollywood’s trend and it would be interesting to see how this narrative comes to life and if it will be loved by the viewers as much as the original one.
We are not very sure if Sushant is the right pick as Augustus, but you never really know he might just surprise you with his performance on-screen.
Till then, let us know if you think Sushant and Sanjana are the right pick for this movie or did you have someone else in mind for the roles?