On Tuesday, John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi starrer Mumbai Saga went on floors in the city and the movie is being directed by Sanjay Gupta. The film was reported around two months back and it has an outfit cast which incorporates Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, and Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Amole Gupte, Rohit Roy among others. Mumbai Saga is set during the 1980s-’90s rotating around all that went into changing Bombay into Mumbai.
Now as per reports in Mumbai Mirror, John will be having a female lead opposite him in Mumbai Saga and it’s none other than South beauty Kajal Aggarwal. Whereas Emraan will have no heroine in the film. Talking about roping in Kajal for the film, Sanjay told the tabloid, “The most important thing is that my gangster films often also have strong female characters. This character starts off as John’s girlfriend, then becomes his wife.”
Gupta added, “I needed an actress who could play a 17-year-old college girl, a young wife and then, a strong woman in her 30s. I’m an admirer of Kajal’s work, she looks lovely and has a great screen presence. I’m glad we’re collaborating on this film.”
Prior discussing Mumbai Saga, Sanjay told in an statement,
“The film is based on the events between the mid-’80s and ’90s. The story revolves around how the mills in Mumbai were shut down to make malls and high rise buildings which in turn changed the whole landscape of our city.” The film is releasing on June 19, 2020.