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06-27-2012, 08:56 PM #1
Vidya, not Priyanka to play 'Shiva' Hrithik's 'Sati'
Amish Tripathi’s ‘Immortals of Meluha’ had become a rage sometime ago, so much so that filmmaker Karan Johar had immediately bought the rights to make it into a full-fledged feature. Rumours have been rife since then, associating almost every actor in the industry with the movie, should it go on the floors at all. While the front-runner for the lead role of Lord Shiva has been Hrithik all along, it’s the spot for the female lead that has been in contention. Some strong rumours arriving fresh from the kiln suggest that Vidya Balan is under final stages of consideration for the epic role.
The reason why this development excites us more than it should is because Priyanka Chopra was being linked to play the female lead earlier. And the relation between Priyanka and Karan are no less than torrid in nature since the Shah Rukh-Priyanka alleged affair surfaced. Though, we do not hint on that being a reason behind Ms. Chopra losing out on the role, we also agree that it’s Vidya who is easier to visualise in Sati’s avatar. And the latter being a far better performer on-screen would only help.
After having said it all, we still insist that this is just a rumour in nature, it could all change before you blink....being a human...