October 20, 2012 12:53 IST
Anshuman has replaced Prateik to play the nerdy-geeky detective in an upcoming dark thriller
When it comes to casting an actor, choosing and chasing is an everyday story in Bollywood. Anshuman Jha has found himself on the right side of this routine as he has effectively substituted Prateik Babbar in Amit Chandra's forthcoming film.
Rumours were doing the rounds that Prateik was supposed to be cast in the project but equations have apparently changed between the producer and the actor. As a result, Anshuman is slated to play the nerdy-geeky detective in an upcoming dark thriller. Moreover, Amit feels that the Bollywood newbie fits the role to the T.
"Anshuman's acting abilities are known but his screen presence is something special. His simplicity and energy makes him incredibly easy to work with," adds Amit who produced KLPD, Anshuman's most recent film.
Incidentally, the actor has also signed one more film deal with Amit's production house. However when we speak to him, Anshuman downplays the 'replacement theory' and states that he'd rather focus on his work. "As of now, I just want to concentrate on good scripts. That's my ultimate aim."