MUMBAI:We were the first ones to inform you that Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif are teaming up for Aanand L Rai’s next film. We also revealed that the film will star another B-Town heroine playing an integral part. Now. there is an interesting update straight from the production.
A source revealed that Aanand has already approached two actresses for the role of the other leading lady in his film, apart from Kat. “He has had discussions with both Alia and Sonam for the role. He has briefed both of them about the film and the maker will finalise the cast in about 10 days from now.”
While the filmmaker refused to divulge details, he confirmed “Yes, it’s a two-heroine film and there are actors in my mind. But it’s a little too early to talk about it right now. I am sure people will be surprised with what I’m coming up with in a month’s time.”
Although the film will essentially revolve around Shah Rukh’s character — that of a midget, the two leading ladies will have equally prominent roles. “Aanand Rai is known for his well-sketched out characters. He will never compromise on the script. Even in this film, there’s no reason for backlash between two heroines because both the roles are equally interesting. There shouldn’t be a problem of screen-time and prominence.”
Having said that, we wonder if either Sonam or Alia will eventually take up the role. An industry insider explains, “Sonam is in the best phase of her career and she might not want to do a two-heroine film right now. As for Alia, her film with SRK will hit screens soon. It’s highly improbable for them to come together once again in such a short span.” So will it indeed be Sonam or Alia? Or will Aanand have to settle for someone else?