The film was earlier expected to star Sushant singh Rajput, but now has Aditya Roy Kapoor. Buzz had it that Katrina wanted to first watch Shuddh Desi Romance and decide whether she wanted to work with Sushant.
However, a source close to the actor says, "Katrina is definitely doing Fitoor. She is the kind of actor who takes up a film that interests her without involving herself in casting decisions. Kat was bowled over by the script and had agreed to do it irrespective of her co-star."