Bhumi Pednekar rejects Shahid Kapoor’s Netflix film with Ali Abbas Zafar

That Shahid Kapoor signed a film with Ali Abbas Zafar is known to all. And Bollywood Hungama was the first one to tell you that it's the remake of a French thriller Nuit Blanche or Sleepless Night (translated in English). Now, we can tell you that the filmmaker plans to mount it on a large scale with several adrenaline pumping action and start rolling with it on the floors this year-end.

Bhumi Pednekar rejects Shahid Kapoor's Netflix film with Ali Abbas Zafar

While the film is based about one night and is about a father trying to save his kidnapped child from the mafia, the makers were on the lookout for a popular Bollywood actress opposite Shahid Kapoor. A source informed Bollywood Hungama, "Bhumi was approached for the role. The makers felt she will fit the bill as Shahid's wife and although the film primarily traces one day in Shahid's life, Bhumi's role is extremely important and pivotal. The makers had offered the film to Bhumi a few weeks ago."

But now, we hear that Bhumi has declined to play the part. The same source shares, "Bhumi feels there is meat lacking in her part and that's why she decided to say no to it. After her rejection, the makers are now on the hunt for another heroine to play the lead opposite Shahid."

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