The film Battle for Bittora would most likely be directed by Shashank Ghosh and produced by Rhea Kapoor and it would feature Sonam as the female lead. Battle for Bittora is the story of a young girl who is forced into contesting for Lok Sabha elections by her grandmother. The girl, named Jinni in the novel, is contending for the post with ex-royal Zain Altaf Khan who is shown to be an idealist Jinni is attracted to.
Post Khoobsurat’s success, rumours were rife that Fawad Khan would play Zain’s role in the movie considering that he would perfectly fit the bill! But several complications later the Pakistani heartthrob confirmed that he won’t be a part of the movie. Now the hunt is on for a new male lead.