A good number of the film are being remade in Bollywood over the last few years. Sara Ali Khan left the city to shoot the remake of Coolie No. 1 with Varun Dhawan in Bangkok recently. The next Bollywood film that’s being remade is the Amitabh Bachchan-Hema Malini starrer Satte Pe Satta. This remake is being produced by Rohit Shetty and directed by Farah Khan. Hritik Roshan has been zeroed in to play the lead in the film.
There have been a lot of names being tossed regarding who the female lead will be in this comedy flick. Almost every actress of B-Town has been considered for the role but none of them have been approached. The list has been narrowing down as the makers aren’t in favor of casting actresses that are way younger than Hrithik. Some top Bollywood actresses are hence out of the race.
A source said,
“Rohit Shetty’s Satte Pe Satta remake, directed by Farah Khan, is one of the hottest projects in Bollywood today with some of the top actresses falling over each other trying to bag the female lead. Many young and mature actresses have sent feelers to Farah that they are interested in the movie. Once Hrithik gives the nod to the project, it will be the hottest announcement this year and which actress won’t want to be a part of it? But the makers are sure that they are not making De De Pyaar De where Ajay Devgn was older than his girlfriend. They need somebody closer to Hrithik’s age. Which also rules out Rohit Shetty’s Simmba heroine, Sara Ali Khan. Also, the lead actress in Satte Pe Satta needs to be mature and have the personality to play Hema Malini’s role. Indu was as important as Ravi Anand (Amitabh Bachchan) as she trains her six brothers-in-law from hooligans to more stylish men. The remake needs an actress-performer who can match Hrithik’s fine histrionics.”
The source further adds that the search has finally narrowed down to Katrina and Deepika. The source further adds,
“Apparently, Katrina is Farah’s choice while Rohit prefers Deepika. There were feelers sent to Farah and Rohit from Kiara Advani, Shraddha Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s camp, to play the female lead opposite Hrithik but they were told that they were too young to play Hema Malini’s role. Most actresses are very close to Farah, including Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Huma Qureshi, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone. Kareena Kapoor Khan would have been great for the role – being a fabulous actress and having the emotional depths to portray such a role but she and Hrithik may not work together.”
The movie is an adaptation of the American musical film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The original Satte Pe Satta (1982) was produced by Romu Sippy and directed by Raj N Sippy and the remake rights are said to be with Rajesh Vasani, of the movie marketing firm, Paras Publicity Services.
It will be interesting to see which actress bags this coveted role.