February 02, 2014

Anupam Kher out, Vinod Khanna to play Jaya Bachchan's husband in Vasundhara?

We reported earlier that Veteran actor Anupam Kher is approached to play Jaya Bachchan's husband in tentatively titled show Vasundhara on Sony TV. Now we heard, actor Vinod Khanna, who earlier acted in Smriti Irani's show 'Mere Apne' is approached to play the role.

Earlier, Farooque Sheikh was finalized to play the role of Jaya's husband, but due to his untimely demise Anupam was approached. The channel tried their best to cast Kher, but unfortunately the deal did not work because of monetary issues.

Later they approached Vinod, as Jaya is very keen to cast once-upon-a-time-on-screen-arch-rival of Amitabh Bachchan. Vinod has already given the green signal and might sign the dotted line soon.

Varun Badola is finalized to play the eldest son and Urvashi Dholakia will be playing his wife. Vishal Singh will essay the role of middle son and Bandini fame Aasiya kazi is roped to play his wife.

Nandish Sandhu was almost finalized to play the role of boyfriend of Jaya Bachchan’s daughter. But now the actor has been shown the door and replaced by another TV actor.

For those uninitiated, the show will be produced under Jaya Bachchan's banner is based on the Gujarati novel Yog Viyog (written by Kajal Oza Vaidya).

-K Himaanshu Shukla...

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