The Priyanka-Fawad pairing has been in news for some time now. Buzz was, the Pakistani actor has been approached to star opposite the actress in her debut production “Madamji”.
But the duo has instead teamed up for Reema Kagti's next, a film originally planned with Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan.
A source close to the development informed that producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani share a great working relationship with Priyanka, who also leads the cast of their family drama “Dil Dhadakne Do”.
Mirror magazine had previously reported that Fawad replaced Saif to play a charming womaniser in the drama, after Excel's negotiations with Shahid Kapoor proved futile.
The film, which was to start in January this year, couldn't go on floors after Saif's exit following a disagreement with the makers over his remuneration.
Kangana too bowed out and gave her dates to Sujoy Ghosh's “The Devotion of Suspect X”. And in a twist of fate, Sujoy's film has her paired with Saif.