Will Soha Ali Khan lose ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’ sequel?
The actor recently revealed the suspense in the film before the film even went on the floors, something we think director Tigmanshu Dhulia won’t approve of
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster sequel is one of the most highly anticipated films, ever since the first released last year. We’ve heard a lot about the casting and scripting of the film, and the latest confirmation is that Soha Ali Khan has signed on to play a key role. She recently revealed to a daily that she will play the oppressed wife of a Nawab. Her character is subjugated and tormented, till she dies in the end. While she has essayed a similar character in Antarmahal, Soha is excited about this role as it has “lots of twists and turns”. We wonder though how long her excitement will last.
You may recall that till a few weeks back, Neil Nitin Mukesh was to play the oppressive Nawab, out to take revenge. He had confirmed as much to several newspapers. That upset director Tigmanshu Dhulia and the film’s producers, giving them a reason to replace Neil with Irrfan Khan. So will the same happen to Soha? After all, she has not only spoken about her character but Irrfan’s role. We won’t be surprised if the next buzz we hear is that Soha has walked out of the project, but we’ll be glad if we don’t hear it. Soha proved with Soundtrack that given the right role, she can make her mark like brother Saif Ali Khan. The Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster sequel might just be that film.
First Published: 9.00 AM IST 03.01.2012