Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is making a contemporary version of the classic film Heer Ranjha which will be directed by Sabbir Khan. He has signed up Shahid Kapur and Nargis Fakhri to play the lead roles. The film will go on floors in May.
Initially, Sajid approached Deepika Padukone for the role and for reasons not known she has turned down the offer. Nargis, a US model, who is making her Bollywood debut with Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’s Rock Star, has been offered the role and she gladly accepted it.
Producer Sajid and director Sabbir will conduct training classes to Nargis so that she can understand the role. The actress is also attending language classes to get a hold of Hindi