Since its announcement, there has been a lot of speculation about who will play the role of the female lead in Milan Talkies.
Bollywood film maker and television soap opera producer, Ekta Kapoor.
Initially, there was talk that Sonakshi Sinha had bagged the role opposite Imran Khan in the Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed film. Then, sources claimed that Priyanka Chopra (PC) had been approached. Then a report suggested that since Imran has pushed the shoot from March to August, PC might get replaced by her cousin, Parineeti Chopra.
But the producer, Ekta Kapoor, has now confirmed that it is Priyanka, who will play the lead role in the film. “I can confirm that Milan Talkies will go into production in August and there is no doubt that Priyanka will feature opposite Imran,” says Ekta.
A source close to the producer adds, “Priyanka fits the role perfectly. Plus, Ekta and she are very close. Ekta wasn’t pleased with all the speculation, so she has announced this confirmation now.”
Tigmanshu will start work on this film after wrapping up Bullet Raja. PC too will join the crew after finishing Gunday and the Zanjeer remake.
She will be seen playing the role of a typical small-town girl in Milan Talkies. Dhulia has earlier described the film as a ‘pure love story’, saying, “The crux of the story is that even though communication has become easy thanks to mobile phones and everything, it is still difficult to fall in love in small towns.”