Nargis Fakhri replaces Sheetal Mallar in Madras Cafe
Changes in Madras Cafe script meant the top model was found no longer suitable to play the romantic lead opposite John Abraham
After Prosenjit and Ronit Roy, it's now Sheetal Mallar's turn to step out of Shoojit Sircar's Madras Cafe originally titled Jaffna. And replacing her will be Nargis Fakhri.
Sircar admitted: "Sheetal is not ready yet. She is a friend and I tried to convince her. But we will work together again." Sheetal, who is clearly not used to the casting games in the film industry, said, "I am sure there will be other opportunities to work with Shoojit in the future."
Apparently, it was Sircar who persuaded Sheetal, who otherwise had no interest in films, to be part of his political thriller. However, after the script was changed, the model was found unsuitable to play the romantic lead opposite John Abraham. A source said, "Nargis has been languishing for a whole year. John and Shoojit wanted to give her a chance."
Nargis Fakhri is an American fashion model and actress. She made her acting debut with Bollywood film, Rockstar. Nargis Fakhri started her career as a model, She was a contestant on third cycle of America's Next Top Model.