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08-13-2012, 02:12 PM #1
Deepika to romance Shah Rukh Khan in Chennai Express
After going through a lot of names who could play the title role, Shah Rukh Khan, the producer of Chennai Express, has zeroed in on Deepika Padukone to play the female lead opposite him in the film to be directed by Rohit Shetty.
The names that were floating around for the title lone included names like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra.
Chennai Express is a hard-core commercial film with a romantic angle.
The story is about a man's travel from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens during the journey. There is a lot of romance keeping Shah Rukh in mind but it will also be a typical Rohit Shetty film with cars blowing and lots of action.
Interestingly, this would be Deepika’s second film opposite Shah Rukh Khan, the first being her debut film Om Shanti Om.
The film will go on floors from the end of September and is tentatively scheduled to release by mid-next year.