Rumours are abuzz that apparently R. Balki’s first choice for the lead actress in his next venture was actually Anushka Sharma. However now it’s Kareena Kapoor Khan who will be seen opposite Arjun Kapoor.
A source confirms the news to Mid-day, "Balki was first planning the film with Anushka, so it came as a surprise when it was announced that Kareena had been cast in the film."
In April this year, the filmmaker had announced Arjun as his lead actor, but his choice for the female role was only revealed a month later. Balki, however, says: "The script that I am currently working on was written for Arjun and Kareena."
When asked if Anushka was the initial choice, he chose not to respond.
It is said Balki shares a warm bond with Arjun's father Boney Kapoor and his wife, Sridevi. English Vinglish (2012), the Bollywood comeback of Sridevi, was directed by Balki's wife Gauri Shinde.
On his part, Arjun had openly expressed his admiration for Kareena, claiming that he always had a big crush on her and was looking forward to share screen space with her.
Wonder what went wrong down the line if this is actually true.