While reports state that wrestler-turned-actor and now, a Bigg Boss 7 contestant, Sangram Singh has been roped in for the second installment of JP Dutta’s Border franchise, the makers confirm that there is no truth to the rumors as Sangram never lived up to the requirements of the character which has been sketched by Dutta, thus, the search for the lead is still on.
The makers are in the process of auditioning actors for the role, alongside other big names like Sunny Deol and Suneil Shetty, who have already been confirmed as part of the ensemble star cast.
Says director JP Dutta, “While there has been a lot of speculation over the actor being cast for a pivotal role , we are in the process of locking a name, announcement of which will be made soon putting all rumors to rest.”
By the way, Akshay Khanna and Jackie Shroff, who were a part of Border, have been dropped from the sequel since the storyline doesn’t demand their characters. If sources are to be believed, the plot is based on Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. As soon as the rest of the star cast is finalized, the filmmaker will go on the floors with the flick.