Richa Chadda, Kalki Koechlin to swap roles in Jiah Aur Jiah

By HT

Actress Richa Chadda and Kalki Koechlin will swap cultural identities in Jiah Aur Jiah. While real-life Punjabi girl Richa play a South Indian girl named Jiah Venakatraman in the movie, Kalki, who was born in the south, will essay the part of a Punjabi named Jiah Garewal.

Filmmaker Mudassar Aziz, who is co-producing the film along with Sunil Bohra, admits actress Jiah Khan who committed suicide on June 3, 2013, had approached him for a role.

"My film and its concept of two girls named Jiah from different cultural background coming together in unexpected ways for a road-travel movie, materialised long before the tragic death of Jiah Khan," he said.

"Regrettably she didn't fit the bill. I needed two actresses with very specific cult