Bollywood actress Zarine Khan, who was last seen in Vishal Pandya’s erotic-thriller Hate Story 3 (2015), replaces Kangana Ranaut in Sai Kabir’s upcoming film Divine Lovers, which also starring Irrfan Khan in the main leads.
Director Sai Kabir has released an official statement according to which, they were searching out for a pathani girl and Zarine was looking perfect for this role, that’s why they have decided to cast her in the film. Kabir had earlier finalized Kangana for this role, but currently she is busy in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Rangoon opposite Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan and she is running out of the scheduled date, so she makes her way for Zarine Khan.
Divine Lovers will be an adventure-comedy and the film will go on the floors in September this year. Before the first schedule will roll in, Zarine will get into a two months special training session for the film. Irrfan will himself supervise this training session. Divine Lovers will be based on poor people of society, who belongs to the lower cast.
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This is the big break for Zarine Khan, who got noticed in her last superhit erotic-thriller Hate Story 3 after struggling for more than 5 years. She was made her Bollywood debut with superstar Salman Khan in Veer (2010) but the film was not performed well at the box office. After that, she was seen in an item number again with Salman in Ready (2011). Her second big film was multistarrer superhit comedy film Housefull 2 (2012) in which she was opposite to Riteish Deshmukh.
On the other hand, this is certainly not big loss for Kangana, who is now one of the top notch Bollywood actresses having three National Award under her belt. She has been offered some big films with established actors but she is taking so much time to give her nod to a film.
Her next release is Rangoon, which is scheduled to hit the screens on 30th September 2016.