Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone: Who's Playing Sati?
Mumbai, March 9 -- The concluding part of Amish Tripathi's super-successful Shiva trilogy of books launched late last month. In Bollywood, however, the focus is on the first book, The Immortals of Meluha, which is set to be made into a movie called Shuddhi. And while Hrithik Roshan was confirmed to play Shiva right away, the debate over who will play Princess Sati opposite him has been an ongoing one. Now, highly placed sources reveal that Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor are the final two actors being considered for the role.
The film is being produced by Karan Johar and directed by Karan Malhotra. Back in July, the initial talks suggested that the entire team of Agneepath (2012) would reunite for it. As a result, Priyanka Chopra was believed to be in the reckoning for the female lead.
However, after much brainstorming, the makers have apparently narrowed their choice down to Deepika and Kareena. "Quite a few names came up, but finally, after seeing the screenplay, they reckon either of these two actors are the best fit for the role," says the source. …