While Fatima Sana Shaikh is still awaiting the release of her second Bollywood movie, Thugs of Hindostan, she has already signed her third big project. Yes, if a recent report by Bollywood Hungama is to believe, the actress is all set to star in the sequel of Anurag Basu's Life in a Metro. The actress has apparently replaced Taapsee Pannu in this multi-starrer and this is a big news for all her fans. Well, all we can say is that Taapsee's loss is Fatima's gain!
While one may wonder the reason behind Taapsee's exit and if she had any issues with the script, we have an answer to all your queries. The actress in fact could not accommodate dates for this new project and as a result, she had to say no to Anurag Basu. With films like Badla, Womaniya and Tadka already in the pipeline, there was no way she could give her dates to any new project. Life In A Metro 2: Anurag Basu to Cast Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Sonakshi Sinha, Ishaan Khatter, Taapsee Pannu?
Dates were a major conflict and that is the reason why Anurag Basu had to look out for a different option for the lead. And lucky for him, he had already spoken to Fatima in the past. So, when dates did become an issue, it was an easy fix for him this time around,” their source was quoted saying. Thugs of Hindostan Trailer: Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh Get a Whole of Zero Dialogues.
Life in Metro sequel has an elaborate star cast of Rajkummar Rao, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, Ishaan Khatter and now Fatima Sana Shaikh. It's expected to go on floors by this year-end.