Shahrukh Khan, who was to star in Sajid Nadiadwala's Two
States will now be replaced by Ranbir Kapoor. Two
States, based on Chetan Bhagat's novel was to be directed by
Vishal Bharadwaj. However, there has been a change in the plan now.
The film will be produced jointly by Karan Johar and Sajid
Nadiadwala and will have Ranbir Kapoor essay the lead role.
Karan Johar, who has never co-produced a film with another
banner apparently approached Sajid Nadiadwala to co-produce the
film Two States. Speaking to Times of India, Karan Johar
said, “Abhishek Varman who assisted me on My Name Is Khan
and is now creative director on Student Of The Year has
written a simple and fantastic adaptation of Two States.
Sajid has the rights of the book and we are in discussions about an
Confirming the same, Sajid Nadiadwala said that he and Karan are
exploring the possibilities of producing a film together. The
filmmaker also said that if the venture works out, then it will be
the marriage between two production companies for pure creativity
and not due to any financial constraints.