Mumbai: Looks like South Indian actress Asin Thottumkal is all set to play the female lead in Vishal Bhardwaj’s screen adaption of bestseller ‘Two States’. The film is based on the book by Chetan Bhagat and Sajid Nadiadwala is producing it. What more, superstar Shah Rukh Khan is going to play the lead role.
Asin is already working in Sajid’s other production, ‘Houseful 2’. The actress has apparently met the producer and director Vishal Bhardwaj to discuss the story of the story. Needless to say, the actress is very excited about the offer.
If all goes well, then Asin would be the first amongst her peers to have worked with all the three Khans. She has previously worked with Aamir Khan in ‘Ghajini’ and with Salman in ‘London Dreams’ and ‘Ready’.
There were rumours about Priyanka Chopra being offered the role and later Deepika’s name was also mentioned.
Speaking to a daily, a source said, "Asin is already a part of ‘Housefull 2’ and hence she often featured in the discussions about the casting for ‘2 States’. Sajid and Asin share a comfortable relationship and the actress was excited to be a part of the film, which not only features Shah Rukh but also will be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. She is currently out of town but is expected to sign the papers as soon as she lands back in city.”
The source further added, “Vidya Balan too was being considered for the role after Priyanka Chopra, since the female lead in the film is South Indian. Asin fits the bill for the same reason.”
When contacted, Sajid Nadiadwala and Vishal Bhardwaj, both remained unavailable for comments.