“Chitrangada Singh was my original choice," says Arsala Qureishi,
the director of The Unforgettable. Yes, the talented actor
was approached by the duo-directors Arsala and Sabrina for the role
that eventually went to another talent Sofia Hayat.
“We had reached out to Chitrangada, but she by that time had
withdrawn into matrimony and parenthood, and thus wasn"t keen on
cinema. Dejected by this we moved to foreign shores and opted for
the stunning Sofia Hayat. Sofia, who just had her autobiography
released by 'Amazon", was more than happy to slide into the role,"
exclaim Arsala and Sabrina.
As reliable sources reveal, “Interestingly, as things turned
out, Arsala had to make some changes to suit Sofia"s persona and
had to also make it explicit sexually to lend strength to the
characters. But if she had cast Chitrangada, Arsala"s script and
story would not have the hot scenes, which are integral to the
The Unforgettable is an English film slated to release in India
on September 11.