Humaima Malick, the girl of Emraan’s choice

Director Kunal Deshmukh and Emraan Hashmi are apparently at loggerheads over the choice of actress in their upcoming movie ‘Shaatir’

Buzz doing the rounds is that Humaima Malick has been signed opposite Emraan Hashmi for Kunal Deshmukh’s forthcoming film. Turns out the makers are still looking for an actress. And if rumours are to be believed, apparently Emraan who was keen to have the Pakistani actress be cast opposite him much to Kunal’s chagrin.

Says a source, “Kunal has been telling everyone that Emraan is keen on having Humaima as his co-star. Abhishek Bachchan reportedly walked out of the movie. Kunal is not left with much choice but to decide with Emraan about the actress. Kunal has auditioned almost everyone possible he thinks will fit the role.”

Kunal says, “I liked Humaima’s screen test. But we are also looking at new faces.” The filmmaker also claims that Emraan did not push for Humaima. While Emraan adds, “We are in the process of finalising a female lead for Shaatir. Though no one has been confirmed yet, the makers will make an announcement as soon as things get finalised.”