Director Mohit Suri is facing director’s dilemma as there are two top heroines – Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif eyeing for the lead role of his forthcoming film ‘Half Girlfriend’, based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel of same name.
Reportedly, while Varun Dhawan was approached for male lead, he turned down the offer due to date issues and now the production house is contemplating on casting Shahid Kapoor for the same.
According to a report in DNA, a source informs them, “Deepika was approached to play the female lead for the ‘Half-Girlfriend’. It is a coming-of-age romcom set in rural Bihar, Patna, New York and New Delhi and revolves around a Bhojpuri-speaking Bihari boy and a rich, beautiful Delhi girl whom he’s fallen in love with. The girl agrees to be his ‘Half Girlfriend’, but later, gets married and divorced. How they finally come together in New York and get married is what the story is about. As the girl comes from an elite, polished background both Deepika and Katrina suit the role. Deepika has an edge in many ways — firstly, in terms of performance. Also, the character Riya Somani is from Delhi and Katrina’s still looks more international than Deepika. Mohit is in talks with Katrina about the role in case Deepika doesn’t work out.”
When asked Deepika Padukone about it, she told the leading daily, “I have not signed anything as of now. I am in the thick of shooting for ‘Bajirao Mastani’. I will be ready to make an announcement for my new films next year once Bajirao is complete.”
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