Sunday, December 30, 2007

Mallika Sherawat moves into Tabu’s territory

Mallika Sherawat has moved into Tabu’s territory, replacing the latter in writer-turned-director Sanjay Chhel’s latest venture “Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam”.

The closest that the two actors have come was when Mallika’s “Murder” was released alongside Tabu’s “Meenaxi” on the same Friday.

In the past too, the industry has had some incredible casting makeovers, like Tabu stepping into Rani Mukerji’s space in Mira Nair’s “The Namesake” and Lisa Ray getting into Deepa Mehta’s “Water”, originally earmarked for Nandita Das.

But how did this one happen? Apparently the producers were unwilling to pay the price Tabu asked for. Obviously the role has undergone critical modifications to suit altered conditions.

Mallika Sherawat moves into Tabu’s territory