Barely days after Shah Rukh Khan and her husband Shirish Kunder hugged and made up after their infamous brawl at Sanjay Dutt’s party at a Juhu nightclub, Farah Khan managed a casting coup of sorts by roping in SRK as the leading man in her next.
Wasting no further time, we hear the choreographer-turned-director has now zeroed in on her leading lady as well. And Mirror can tell you Farah has gone no further than SRK’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi co-star Anushka Sharma for the prized role.
Anushka is very excited with the offer, and has agreed in principle. And the modalities are being worked out. It would also be safe to say that like other biggies in B-town, SRK too, may have had a say in Anushka’s selection.
A source told us, “Farah obviously wants someone big in the film; someone who is hot and happening. Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were the obvious choices but Anushka has won the race.”
The source added, “Farah too is quite fond of Anushka. She was quite impressed by her dancing abilities in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.”
Meanwhile, Anushka, who will soon also start shooting with Aamir Khan for Rajkumar Hirani’s next Peekay, is busy working out her dates for Farah’s film.
The source pointed out that Anushka and SRK have always shared an excellent professional equation. “They gelled very well during the making of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, where they were romantically paired. They share screen space in Yash Chopra’s next but there, Katrina Kaif plays the lead opposite Shah Rukh,” the source explained.
With Farah’s film expected to hit theatres in 2013, it would be refreshing to see SRK and Anushka together again after five years. Both Farah and Anushka remained unavailable for comment.