After Ileana’s exit, Taapsee bags Diljit starrer to be directed by Shaad Ali

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Taapsee-bags-Diljit-starrer‘Udta Punjab’ star Diljit Dosanjh is all set to star in a film based on popular hockey player Sandeep Singh, to be directed by ‘Saathiya’ fame Shaad Ali.

However, the film has been in the news for the casting of the leading lady.

Ileana D’Cruz was earlier finalised for the role, but the actress reportedly backed out of the project when she bagged an Ajay Devgn starrer film.

Whether the reports were true or not is a different matter, but now Taapsee Pannu has been finalised for the lead role.

The actress will be romantically paired opposite Diljit in the film, which won’t be out-and-out hockey-based , but will primarily be a love story between their characters, tracing one of the most important chapters in Sandeep’s life.

Even Taapsee plays the character of a hockey player and the both the actors will undergo extrensive training for the film before it goes on floors in October.