One of the many reasons that the movie ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ became a box office success was the never before seen pairing of R. Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut. The movie was so loved and appreciated by the audience that the makers of the movie recently announced a sequel.
Few days ago it was reported that the makers are planning on retaining the much appreciated Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut pairing. But now things seem to have changed as a Madhavan is no longer ‘Manu’ to Kangna Ranaut’s ‘Tanu’.
"The unique pair of Kangs and Maddy brought a breath of fresh air in the film and the producers want to retain that element in the sequel too. They are planning to go ahead with a fresh Manu who will mostly be a top notch star,” said a source.
“Yes, they were planning to go with the same pair earlier but once the negotiations for money started, Madhavan upped his fee and demanded a whopping price.The producers felt that they could easily afford a top league star with that kind of money. Also, the film has become a brand in its own right and getting a bigger star will take it to another level. So, now they are exploring other options,” added the source.
When asked why Kangna was being retained he said, “It is because Kangna who had an author backed role was the USP of the film and helped to draw a large audience into the theatres. The producers don't want to lose their ace. They can easily do without Maddy and find a bigger name for Manu's role."
The bigger name might just well be that of Shahid Kapoor, if the rumors are to be believed.