It was learnt a long time ago that Amitabh Bachchan’s cult classic Satte Pe Satta is getting a remake but it became talk of the town all of a sudden when Farah Khan and Rohit Shetty’s name got associated with it. It garnered more buzz as Shah Rukh Khan was said to play a lead role but apparently, it landed in Hrithik Roshan’s kitty.
Now, the remake is in the talks given a hunt for a leading lady reprising the role of Hema Malini from the original. The names of Kriti Sanon and Katrina Kaif were the part of the discussion before but it is now said that Deepika Padukone might end up playing a role opposite Hrithik Roshan.
Interestingly, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama, not just the above mentioned actresses but also other leading ladies of Bollywood including- Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Sara Ali Khan, were on the list of the makers.
A source from the industry, quotes, “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,” reports Bollywood Hungama.
“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 source added.