'Bhuj: The Pride of India' made headlines after the first look of the film released last month. Starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha, the film is set in the times of unrest during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Parineeti Chopra who was supposed to play a spy in the film, had to opt out of this war drama.
Parineeti had to opt out because she could not give enough time for the war film as she had other work commitments like 'The Girl on the Train' and the Saina Nehwal biopic. The role then fell in the lap of Nora Fatehi and she was happy about working in the film. A source close to the actress revealed, “She came on board recently and has started attending workshops for her role with the director, also focusing on getting the body language of a spy right. She will start shooting after January 12, as part of the war drama's 15-day last schedule.” Nora is currently promoting 'Street Dancer 3D' with Varun Dhawan that releases on Republic Day and will start shooting for 'Bhuj' mid of this month.