Mumbai: Deepika Padukone’s south Indian accent may not be very prominent anymore, but the actress’ slight twang has bagged her a role opposite Hrithik Roshan. Thirteen years after she entered the glamour world with the Himesh Reshammiya music video, Naam Hai Tera, this will be her first with the Guzaarish actor.
Deepika will reportedly play the role that Hema Malini did in Satte Pe Satta. Farah Khan is the director of the remake, which will also star six other men and six actresses.
“Deepika has previously played a south Indian girl Shantipriya in her debut film Om Shanti Om. In Chennai Express as well, she played a Tamil girl named Meenamma. Deepika not only shares a warm equation with producer Rohit Shetty, but also Farah Khan, who wants Deepika to step into Hema’s shoes for the remake. “Deepika has a drawl and a south Indian twang like Hemaji, and that is one reason why she fits the bill,” informs a trade source.
Deepika is on a high at the moment, with films like Chhapaak due as her next release and her production film with husband Ranveer Singh ’83 already in the works