After Hrithik Roshan has been reportedly signed on for the main lead, there are speculations that Deepika Padukone could be paired opposite him.
A source close to the development told the website:
“Both Farah and Rohit wanted Deepika Padukone in the movie because not only do they love her but she fits the role to the T.
When DP [Deepika Padukone] debuted, everyone felt she had an uncanny resemblance to Hema ji in terms of her beauty as well.
When Farah narrated the story to DP, she loved it and instantly gave her nod.”
Deepika will be teaming up with Hrithik for the first time. Earlier, there were rumours that the two actors will be seen sharing screen space but nothing materialised.
A Kabir Khan film starring Hrithik and Deepika was also on charts but couldn’t see the light of day.
After Hrithik was finalised for the film, a source told the website:
“Farah [Khan] has already discussed the idea with Hrithik Roshan, who has also given a verbal nod to the project.
Farah has reworked the whole script and designed it to suit contemporary times.
They needed a superstar who would command the same screen presence as Big B and Duggu was their first choice.”
There were rumours that makers may sign a big star like Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar for the lead role, but Farah zeroed in Hrithik for a reason.
A source earlier said: “They didn’t want someone too old or too young for this movie.
The hero has to look the eldest of the lot and still not too old for marriage.
They wanted someone in their 40s as the role would fit them perfectly. In fact, even Amit ji was 40 when Satte Pe Satta released.”
Farah Khan is collaborating with Rohit Shetty for the first time for Satte Pe Satta remake.
While Farah will be directing the remake, Rohit is producing it.
In February, the director-producer duo announced the collaboration on Twitter.