'No actress finalised opposite SRK in Chennai Express'

By Hindustan Times

Director Rohit Shetty, who would be working with Shah Rukh Khan in his next film Chennai Express, has said he is yet to zero-in on the leading actress for the movie.

"It is too early...we have not yet decided. We are waiting for Bol Bachchan to release. So till July end we will not finalise. After that we will take up a call on that," Rohit said.

Chennai Express is a romantic film with Shahrukh in the lead. Though the lead actress has not yet been finalised, rumours are rife that Deepika Padukone or Kareena Kapoor might be roped in for the film. Kareena and Shahrukh were paired opposite each other in Asoka (2001) and Ra.One (2011), while Deepika made her acting debut opposite Khan in Om Shanti Om (2007). Chennai Express is slated to be a total commercial film in "Rohit style". It is the story about a man who travels from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what all happens during the journey. Meanwhile, Shetty's Bol Bachchan, starring Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Prachi Desai, is set to release on July 6. It is inspired by the 1979 comic flick Golmaal.

On similarities between Golmaal and Bol Bachchan, Shetty said, "You will have to wait and see the film and tell me." Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is set to recreate his famous entry scene in the song My Name is Anthony Gonsalves for Bol Bachchan. The song in his hit movie Amar Akbar Anthony has showed Big B popping out of a life-sized egg. The makers have recreated the scene for title track video of Bol Bachchan. The 69-year-old actor has lent his famous baritone for the track and the song will also feature some of his evergreen iconic dialogues from the film. "He has sung the song...we had fun doing it," Shetty said.

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