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Why Shahid replaced Abhishek

By SUBHASH K JHA
October 05, 2021 11:50 IST
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The Hindi remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Nights) -- about a corrupt cop who meets his nemesis when his son is kidnapped -- will star Shahid Kapoor.

The entire story unfolds in the course of one night.

To be produced by Ali Abbas Zafar, the remake was to be earlier produced by Shailesh Singh (who recently made the Jayalalitha bio-pic, Thalaivii) and was to star Abhishek Bachchan.

According to sources, Singh had approached Abhishek in 2019 for the remake of Nuit Blanche to play the cop.

 

"Producer Shailesh Singh wanted to make it as a start-to-finish tightly-budgeted project. Now he is no longer producing it. Ali Abbas Zafar will produce it on a much larger scale with Shahid Kapoor playing the cop," a source informs Subhash K Jha.

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