The author of the bestselling novel, John Green, and actress Shailene Woodley, who played the lead in the original Hollywood film, tweeted about the Hindi remake.
Original The Fault In Our Stars cast gets giddy over its Hindi remake
Mumbai - 20 Mar 2018 19:00 IST
The news of a Hindi remake of the Hollywood tragic romance, The Fault In Our Stars, got some exciting buzz going among fans. The film will mark the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra and also feature Sanjana Sanghi and Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead. However, the cast and crew are not the only people excited about this venture. It seems the idea of a Hindi remake is being welcomed by the author and the original cast members of the film as well.
Actress Shailene Woodley, who played Hazel Grace Lancaster in the American film, was the first to take to Twitter to share the news. The actress tagged her co-star, Ansel Egort, with a link about the Hindi remake confirming its female lead, Sanjana Sanghi.
Chhabra and Rajput confirmed that Sanghi would be making her debut as leading lady with the film. Sanghi has previously worked in Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar (2011) as the sister of Nargis Fakhri's character in the film.
If Woodley was excited about Sanghi taking on her role, there was even better news for the Hindi remake's makers. The author of the bestselling book, John Green, got on to the social media as well to share the news.
I can't believe this is happening. Amazing! âÂ¡ï¸Â “Bollywood remake of The Fault in Our Stars confirms its female lead”https://t.co/3y8avVH8Fj— John Green (@johngreen) March 19, 2018
The Fault In Our Stars tells the story of two terminally ill teenagers who fall in love and find a way to cope with their disease and loss together. The book was made into a film in 2014 and it won the Teen Choice Awards for both its lead actors.
Rajput is expected to take on Ansel Elgort's role, while Sanghi will reprise Woodley's character. The film is currnetly untitled, and will be produced by Fox Star Studios.