‘Chaalbaaz In London’: Not Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor bags the role and here’s why!

Alia Bhatt was originally requested to fill Sridevi's part. But things didn't work out, and the film is now being done with Shraddha.

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In recent years, Bollywood has produced remakes of a number of outstanding films. Unfortunately, some remakes do not always live up to the audience’s expectations. Several filmmakers have been chastised for settling for remakes rather than being innovative. While the audience clearly wants to see new content, the risk of making remakes can sometimes pay off.

Producer Manmohan Shetty recently announced that Shraddha Kapoor will star in a remake of Chaalbaaz, which was released in 1989. There are rumours that Alia Bhatt, a Bollywood actress, was originally requested to fill Sridevi’s part. But things didn’t work out, and the film is now being done with Shraddha.

In July, filmmaker Pankaj Parashar unveiled Chaalbaaz In London, starring Shraddha Kapoor. It’s been said that it’s a remake of the Sridevi-led hit. As the new film is being handled by Pankaj, who previously directed Sridevi’s film, a few grounds have been suggested to support this theory. Another reason is that Shraddha is playing a dual part, and the film’s title includes the word Chaalbaaz.

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Parashar slammed these accusations and speculations, claiming that Shraddha’s film is not a replica of Sridevi’s Chaalbaaz. The filmmaker also stated that he was not on board when the producer’s office discussed developing a remake of Chaalbaaz.

Chaalbaaz In London has been produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Ahmed Khan and Shaira Khan.

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