The Fault in Our Stars is officially heading to Bollywood, folks! John Green took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that the female lead has been cast, which officially kickstarts the much anticipated adaptation of Green’s 2014 hit.
Twenty-one-year-old Indian actress Sanjana Sanghi will be the new face of Hazel Grace Lancaster. Sanghi will star alongside Sushant Singh Rajput, who has been cast as her love-interest Augustus Waters.
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Sanghi previously worked with Mukesh Chhabra, who will be making his directorial debut in the upcoming adaptation, when he worked as a casting director on Rockstar.
Now the pair will worked together once more when the adaptation behind filming in November 2019. The adaptation will reportedly be filmed in Europe and the Himalayas, promising audiences a new take on Green’s beloved story.
John Green celebrated the casting news on Twitter Tuesday, tweeting, “I can’t believe this is happening. Amazing!”
I can’t believe this is happening. Amazing! ⚡️ “Bollywood remake of The Fault in Our Stars confirms its female lead”https://t.co/3y8avVH8Fj
— John Green (@johngreen) March 19, 2018
Green’s beloved YA novel already saw one successful adaptation when Fox released their Hollywood rendition in 2014. The romance-drama, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, quickly became a hit, winning over critics and fans alike.
While fans may hesitate to accept a new adaptation, especially an adaptation that will likely differ dramatically, hopefully Green’s enthusiasm will encourage audiences to give it a chance.
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