In 2019, it was reported that Ekta Kapoor had signed Disha Patani to star in the movie KTina. The project was a done deal and the actress had promised to begin shooting after completing the shoot of Salman Khan starrer Radhe. The shooting began as promised but it was put to hold due to the lockdown. Now it has been reported that Balaji Motion Pictures are approaching Shraddha Kapoor and Tara Sutaria to replace Disha.
“Disha Patani was confirmed for the film and even did the pre-production meetings and shoot in 2019. The film was shot for about 5 to 7 days. However, everything was on hold with the pandemic and lockdowns. Now, the makers are looking to make a casting change,” said a source close to the project.
Upon further inquiring the source said, “Post the lockdown, multiple issues began cropping up between the lead actress (Disha Patani) and the producers. In fact, even during the shoot, there were issues between Disha and Balaji Motion Pictures on creative aspects. From creative differences to more mundane starry airs from Disha’s side, that led to widening rifts; it was becoming difficult for Ekta and Disha to be on the same page. Now, given that KTina is based on Ekta Kapoor’s real life, she was very involved with the project and wanted everything to be perfect. With less than cordial behaviour of the female lead, Ekta had no choice but to pull the plug and sack Disha.”
“As of now, Ekta Kapoor has approached both Shraddha Kapoor and Tara Sutaria to be a part of KTina. Talks with both are on to replace Disha Patani. In light of this change, filming has ground to a halt, and will resume once the change in the cast is made,” the source further adds.
Coming back to the movie, KTina is written by Raaj Shaandilyaa and will be directed by Ashima Chibbar. Ekta Kapoor is financing the movie and as per reports, the venture will show the story of a small-town Punjabi Girl that is based on the life of Ekta herself.