Shraddha Kapoor is indeed going places. Seeing a massive turnaround in her career post Aashiqui 2, she has now been signed opposite Akshay Kumar for Gabbar. The development is close on the heels of her giving a nod of approval to Shahid Kapoor’s Haider.
“This is a huge high indeed for the petite young girl who is getting attention from all the right quarters,” informs a source, “Gabbar is about to go on floors but the leading lady wasn’t finalized. Though there were quite a few names floating around, no final announcement was made. By bagging Gabbar, Shraddha’s career should take a good leap.”
Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali was quite positive about Shraddha making the cut since he felt the pretty girl carried just the right kind of innocence that the character demanded.
“Moreover this is going to be a fresh new jodi with Akshay-Shraddha on screen,” an insider adds, “This is Shraddha’s entry into the Men’s Club with a Superstar film in her profile and definitely a huge step into the big league.”
Incidentally each of her next three films, The Villain, Haider and now Gabbar, has the leading man in the title who is also playing a central protagonist. Not that Shraddha would mind, considering the fact that even Sonakshi Sinha started on the similar lines with Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore and Son of Sardaar.