There was talk about Aanand L Rai making Manmarziyaa to be directed by Samir Sharma but the project was put on the back burner. Later, it was said that Ashwini Iyer Tiwari would direct the film and it would ill feature Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar. But there was no news on the project after that.
However, we had said in this column recently that Anurag Kashyap would be directing the film, which would now feature newcomers as the leading pair. The latest development is that Sanya Malhotra, who played the character of Babita in Dangal, will probably play the leading lady. The hunt is on for the leading man.