Director Honey Trehan had approached Taapsee Pannu for the film with Nawaz but she declined the offer.
Mumbai: Casting director Honey Trehan is all set to team up with ace actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for a crime thriller. The director is on hunt to cast powerful female lead opposite Nawaz in the film.
According to a report in DNA, Trehan had approached Taapsee Pannu for the same but she refused to be part of the project.
The 'Pink' star is reportedly not keen on getting paired with Nawaz. A source informed daily, "Honey and Taapsee were in talks for the murder mystery, but the actress didn’t like the project. Apparently, she wasn’t too keen on being paired with Nawaz in the film, hence she refused the offer.”
Earlier there were reports that Honey Trehan would be making his directorial debut with a thriller drama based on the life of lady gangster Sapna Didi with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in the lead. Vishal Bhardwaj was supposed to produce that film but later the two had a major fallout, post which Vishal decided to direct the film himself.
On the work front, Taapsee is currently busy shooting for Anurag Kashyap's 'Manmarziyaan' with Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan. She will be next seen in 'Soorma' and later 'Mulk'.