The original plan to cast a big star for the role of Jessica Lal, the assassinated model from Delhi, in the upcoming movie ‘No One Killed Jessica‘ has fallen out. Vidya Balan is playing Jessica’s sister Sabrina Lal and Rani Mukherji is playin the role of an investigative journalist. However, the chance of finding an established actor to play the small role of Jessica Lal has faded out. The directors and producers are facing a lack of choice and have decided to cast a newcomer for this role.
A close source says, “Once Vidya and Rani were cast, established actresses who were approached guessed the will have a very little to do especially as the character who gets murdered in the early part of the story. Now they have no choice but to cast a newcomer.” Director of the movie Rajkumar Gupta confirmed saying, “We are looking at casting a new girl as Jessica. We feel the impact of the crime on the audience’s mind would be far greater if the actress playing Jessica is an unknown face, we are looking at a theater actor for Jessica’s role and for other smaller roles.” Siddharth Roy Kapoor of UTV said, “Apart from Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan, all the other characters in the film form the supporting cast. They are good actors but not known faces.”