While Arjun and Parineeti are on board for the film, buzz has it that Jacqueline Fernandez has denied being a part of Namastey Canada.
According to a report in Mid-Day, when Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha were part of Namastey England, model Aisha Buzz was signed as the second female lead. But with the change in the film’s name and star cast, the makers approached Jacqueline Fernandez to play the part.
But the Kick actor has reportedly refused to play second fiddle to Parineeti.
A source was quoted as telling the daily, “Jacqueline is doing some big films with top stars, including A Gentleman with Sidharth Malhotra, Judwaa 2 with Varun Dhawan, Drive with Sushant Singh Rajput and director Remo D’Souza’s untitled next with Salman Khan. She didn’t want to play a role subordinate to Parineeti. Jackie’s market price is also more than Pari’s. Why would she do Namastey Canada?”
Jacqueline has currently signed Remo D’Souza’s next with Salman Khan. She will also be seen in A Gentleman opposite Sidharth Malhotra.
Vipul Shah’s Namastey England has been in news for all the wrong reasons lately. After Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha opted out of the film, the filmmaker signed Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra instead. And now latest buzz is that Akshay, who owns the Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the Namastey series along with Vipul, has asked the filmmaker to change the name of the film. It will now be called Namastey Canada.