Beautiful Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor’s last movie ‘Neerja’ turned out to be a game changer in her career. The stylish diva who was known only for her glamorous looks until now, shut her critics with her amazing acting in the biopic of brave heart flight attendant Neerja Bhanot.
But, do you know that Sonam was not the first choice for his critically acclaimed movie? Filmmakers wished to rope in Alia Bhatt for the titular role. Sadly for the actress, her height became her drawback.
According to a leading entertainment portal, Alia lost out to Sonam because she was short- heighted. Sonam is five inches taller to Alia which added points to the former being finalised.
A spokesperson of the production house said,
“There was a lot of to and fro before we decided and approached Sonam. But once we had settled on her there was no turning back, she was totally suited for it. The thing about Alia is that she is the first person who comes to your mind when you say a young pretty actress, but we had a lot of other things to consider.”