Friday, June 10, 2011

Deepika, original choice for 'Rana'?

Right from the time a script is picked upon for Rajini, everything at the pre-production, production, post-production and probably even ages after his movie is out, everything that happens surrounding him is nothing but news.

Now the latest we hear is that, Bollywood damsel Deepika Padukone was not the initial choice for the film by the team. The first choice for the film was Bollywood blockbuster 'Dabangg' girl Sonakshi Sinha, who will now be introduced to Tamil cinema through 'Viswaroopam' where she will be cast opposite Kamal Haasan, the other pillar of Kollywood.

An amusing piece of information, isn't it?

It is said that, KS Ravikumar strongly believed that Sonakshi would be perfect for the role, but then Superstar had something else to say.

Rajinikanth, who has been a good friend of Sonakshi's father, Shatrughan Sinha right from their 'Asli Nakli' days in 1986, didn't feel it was right to share on-screen romance with Shatrughan's daughter.

Deepika Padukone was approached after this and she was only more than happy to don the role of 'Rana's lady love.

While Superstar has proved yet again to be a man of principles, we can also rejoice as both Deepika and Sonakshi are being introduced to us Tamil movie buffs through two biggies!


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