The remake of Mudassir Aziz ‘s Pati, Patni Aur Woh is making headling for a quite time now. As per the media reports, earlier, Taapsee Pannu turned down the role in the film and then Bhumi Pednekar was offered the lead role and has been finalized for it.
Now, it turned out to be true after Bhumi shared the picture with Kartik Aaryan and debutant Ananya Panday on her social media handle confirming the same.
Pati, Patni Aur Woh (1978) was produced and directed by BR Chopra. This film revolves around how the lives of a married couple Ranjeet (Sanjeev Kumar) and Sharda (Vidya Sinha) change after he gets a promotion and a stunning secretary Nirmala (Ranjeeta Kaur). It is based on a comical take on extra-marital affairs.
In the remake film, Bhumi will be seen playing the role of a wife while Kartik Aaryan and Ananya Panday will step into the shoes of Sanjeev Kumar and Ranjeeta Kaur’s shoes respectively.
In an interview, Taapsee even told that she agreed for the role and fixed her dates also but the producers “vanished” suddenly. “When I tried to confront the producers, I wasn’t given a proper reason. As much as I have been trying to get some clarity on the matter, they’ve been putting off the conversation, which is very weird,” she said.
“I assumed I was the first choice since the director had narrated the script to me first. After moving my dates around, it would’ve been better had they told me first, instead of finding it out from others. This is disheartening. I deserve an answer,” she added.
And when the producers were asked about it, they said even when they approached her they didn’t make any commitment to Taapsee.
In a joint statement, Bhushan Kumar of T-Series and Juno Chopra of BR Studios said, “When a script is locked, every director or producer approaches actors for the casting of the film, it is a basic protocol followed by almost all filmmakers. Similarly, for our upcoming project, Pati Patni Aur Woh, we reached out to many actors, who we thought could be our potential protagonists in the film.”
“The versatile actress Taapsee Pannu was one of the many actresses we had approached for one of the leading ladies in the film. However, we as producers have never made any commitment to her. We would like to clarify that our casting was purely done on the basis of who suited the characters to the tee. Taapsee is an extremely talented actress and we would love to work with her in future. We will soon make the official announcement for the final cast of Pati Patni Aur Woh,” they added