Happy Bhaag Jayegi could have been Fawad Khan's film

Updated 11 Aug, 2016 03:51pm

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The actor was the first choice for Abhay Deol's character

Here's another Fawad Khan rumour.

According to producer Krishika Lulla, the actor was the first choice for Abhay Deol's role in Happy Bhag Jayegi, the Momal Sheikh rom-com that comes out on August 19.

So, why didn't he make the cut?

"We were contemplating it, but it was a long [time] back. Yes, we did think of him but at that time Fawad was doing something else and his dates were not there," said Lulla in an interview.

So the filmmakers instead cast Abhay Deol, who "loved the script".

"He is very choosy about his projects. It's the content that got Abhay and Diana Penty together for the film and we have Pakistani actors also. It was a good experience," added Lulla.

His character Bilal is a Pakistani man and his co-actor Momal has been helping him out with his Urdu, the actress shared in another interview.

Happy Bhag Jayegi is written and directed by Mudassar Aziz. Releasing on August 19, it also stars Diana Penty and Ali Fazal.