Taapsee Pannu to replace Aishwarya in Shailesh R Singh’s next

Mumbai: Taapsee Pannu has been offered Shailesh R Singh’s upcoming film, where the actress is apparently going to be seen as a cop. It is said that this untitled film was first offered to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

A source says, “This project has been in discussion for a long time. Shailesh was initially planning to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan in the film. However, eventually both of them confirmed that they are not doing the film because there is no progress on it. But now Shailesh seems have decided to revive the film with Taapsee. The makers feel that Taapsee fits the bill perfectly and can pull off the role well. So she might be finalised to play the lead in the film while casting for the rest is yet to take place.”

On the work front, Taapsee will be seen in three films — Baarish Aur Chowmein, Tadka and Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla with Amitabh Bachchan — other than her upcoming film Manmarziyaan.