Rohit Shetty to hire South artistes for Chennai Express

By Hindustan Times

Bol Bachchan has entered the Rs.100 crore club and writer-director Rohit Shetty can now look ahead to more Golmaal. No, he’s not ready to crack Golmaal 4 yet, as he’s still to lock on a script that can take the hit franchise forward. But he is gearing up to board the Chennai Express with
Shah Rukh Khan. Buzz is that Deepika Padukone will be his leading lady. Rohit is non-committal, “No, one has been finalised yet, but now that Shah Rukh is back from London, we’ll take a call. You can expect an announcement in a week.”

More than his heroine, Rohit has a bigger casting call, choosing almost 50 actors who play significant characters in this reel life travelogue.

“Since the film charts a journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu)