While reports suggested Janhvi Kapoor and Priya Prakash Varrier were being considered, it has now been confirmed by the makers that it is Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan who will play the female lead in the Rohit Shetty directorial Simmba. Sara will share screen space with Ranveer Singh in the cop drama, which will hit the screens on December 28, 2018.
While fans were already curious after Ranveer Singh’s look as the notorious cop Sangram Bhalerao was released by the film’s team, the news of starlet Sara Ali Khan starring alongside Ranveer has made audiences even more eager to witness their on-screen chemistry.
A statement from Dharma Productions read, “After the release of the first poster which featured Ranveer Singh, there was immense curiosity on who would be cast as the film’s female lead. Now it’s confirmed. Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar have signed Sara Ali Khan for the film, which will be directed by Rohit. Sara will be seen opposite Ranveer, who plays the role of a notorious cop Sangram Bhalerao.”
Sara is currently shooting for her debut film Kedarnath. The film, which also stars Sushant Singh Rajput, is expected to release on December 28, 2018. If the makers of Simmba and Kedarnath stick to their release dates, Sara will have two releases in the space of one week. Now, that would be a dream launch.