Hrithik Roshan to woo Kristen Stewart in Shekhar’s ‘Paani’

Updated: Apr 28, 2010, 08:12 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Often hailed as Bollywood’s answer to Hollywood, Hrithik Roshan is out romancing one foreign beauty after another. The dishy actor, who will soon be seen setting the screen on fire with Barbara Mori in his much anticipated film ‘Kites’, is now gearing up to romance yet another Hollywood stunner - Kristen Stewart.

The ‘Twilight’ actress, who is stated to be dating teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson, will be seen opposite our ‘desi’ hunk in Shekhar Kapoor’s ‘Paani’.

According to sources, the filmmaker met Hrithik recently to play the part of the lower-class Mumbai rebel, living in the seedier parts of Mumbai sometime in the future, who stealthily visits the more elite part of the city. Confirming the news, a source said, “This is where Hrithik’s character meets the stunning wealthy beauty and they fall in love...a sort of a Romeo and Juliet story.”

Since the director needed someone fair, delicate and petite to play the vulnerable new age Juliet, he opted for Kristen Stewart.

“Shekhar decided to directly ask Kristen. And he did. She was very responsive and has agreed to be part of the film, provided all the terms and conditions fall into place,” adds the source.

Talking about the film, Shekhar said, “I can’t speak of the cast on record until everything is in place. Too many times I’ve been accused of talking about projects that never happen. But did I announce Buddha or Mandela? No. If people jumped the gun, I can’t help it. But ‘Paani’ is a film that I’m definitely making, and this year.”