Karanvir Bohra and Shah Rukh Khan
Karanvir Bohra to step into Shah Rukh Khan's shoesTwitter

TV actor Karanvir Bohra is all set to play the male lead in the remake of Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster "Darr". The film will have two lead actresses.

Shah Rukh's "Darr" had Juhi Chawla as the female lead. Priya Banerjee, who made her Bollywood debut with "Jazbaa", will play her role in the remake.

However, the movie will have another lead actress, the hunt for which is still on.

Karanvir, who happens to be the co-producer of "Darr" remake, said that he wanted to cast two Pakistani actresses - Ainy Jaffri and Mawra Hocane - for the film but had to drop the plan.

"There were a couple of reasons why I wanted to cast Pakistani actresses. One is, the story is based in Manali, so I needed girls with the 'pahadi' look. Pakistani girls come close to it as they have sharper features. Secondly, the girl in the film is a poet and I needed that 'leheza' and language. However, close to the time of shooting, the officials started asking for the specific city and location of the shoot. Also, there were issues raised over Pakistani artists shooting in India. So, I had to drop the idea," DNA quoted the "Qubool Hai" actor as saying.

"Priya is pretty, petite and has a vulnerability just like Juhi. I am more than happy at the way things have turned out," Karanvir said, adding that the other lead actress will be someone from TV background.

The film will go on floors this December and will be shot in Manali and Mumbai.