Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan, who was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs probe linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, was reportedly supposed to play the leading lady in Tiger Shroff's 'Heropanti 2'. The actress, however, was sacked from the project due to her alleged involvement in the case and Tara Sutaria was roped in for the role.
Saif's daughter Sara Ali Khan was questioned at the NCB's zonal office at Ballard Estate in South Mumbai on September 26.
According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, Sara Ali Khan was dropped out of the sequel to Tiger Shroff's debut film 'Heropanti' as makers didn't want to 'jeopardize' their project, amid the increasing boycott campaigns and the flak that the young actress received.
The report quotes a source as saying, "Sara was immediately dropped from Heropanti 2. Tiger Shroff who shares a warm bond with his Student of The Year 2 co-star Tara Sutaria told the producers to sign Tara instead. Tara, being an outsider with no family backing, served as the perfect replacement for Sara. While the makers didn't want to do this, they also had no choice but to go ahead with this plan in order to save the project."
'Heropanti 2' is the second instalment of Shroff's debut flick which was released in the year 2014. Directed by Ahmed Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, 'Heropanti 2' is slated to release on July 16, 2021.
The star had recently confirmed that he is reuniting with 'Student of the Year 2' actress Tara Sutaria for 'Heropanti 2'.