While an upcoming film starring Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor is already underway, the makers are currently facing a stumbling block of sorts. According to sources, the producers are on the lookout for a child actor to play Anushka’s younger self, but their search hasn’t borne fruit.
A source from the film’s Sri Lanka sets says, “Casting director Mukesh Chhabra and rest of the team were looking for an 11-year-old girl to play young Anushka. The hunt has been on for quite some time now but so far we have not found a perfect match despite several screen tests. In fact, we have spread the word on social networking sites as well.”
With Anushka’s portions coming up in August, some of the crew members have returned to the city. And once the child actor is found, the team will resume the shoot immediately. “But if we are unable to finalise a young actor, we will have to push the shoot of that particular sequence to much later,” adds the source. Mukesh remained unavailable for comment.