Rakul to replace Mehreen

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Rakul Preet Singh
Rakul Preet Singh

Actor Rakul Preet Singh, last seen in Sai Dharam Tej-starrer Winner, is awaiting the release of Ra Randoi Veduka Chudham and Spyder. She is also working for Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas’s untitled film. Besides these projects, she is now the top contender to play the female lead in actor Varun Tej’s new film, says a source.

Earlier, 70MM had reported that Mehreen was finalised to act as the love interest of Varun in the film. But due to unavailability of her call sheets, she had opted out of the project. Director Venky Atluri has now approached Rakul Preet Singh and offered her the female lead’s role.

“Venky pitched the story idea to Rakul on last Thursday and she was very happy with his narration. She has given her nod for the film, but is yet to sign on the dotted line. She will meet the director again on Monday before sorting out her dates and is likely to seal the deal officially,” reveals a source.

Produced by Bhogavalli Bapineedu, the yet-to-be titled film is a romantic entertainer set in the backdrop of Hyderabad.

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