Earlier this year, Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan announced that they are teaming up for a big Bollywood entertainer. While the Simmba maker will be producing it, the Happy New Year director will be at the helm of things.
Soon after, it was revealed that the film will be an official remake of the cult classic Satte Pe Satte that starred Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in leading roles.
The film that revolves around seven brothers, was speculated to have several names vying for the lead role. There were rumours that Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khanwere in talks for the remake, but Pinkvilla exclusively broke the news that Hrithik Roshan has been locked to step into Big B's shoes in the film.
And now, we can tell you that Farah and Rohit have also locked the main female lead opposite Duggu.
Our source, close to the development, reveals, "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 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." This will be Deepika's next big project after '83 where she will romance her husband Ranveer Singh.
In fact, while DP will team up with Farah for the third time and Rohit for the second time, it will be the first time that she will be paired alongside Hrithik in a film.
Both the actors have shared how they wish to do a film together but things weren't falling in place for the longest time. There was also a Kabir Khan directorial that was supposed to have the two stars in it but didn't take off.