Not Anushka or Dippy, Sajid signs south star for Himmatwala?
Prachi Kadam (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 20, 2012)
Sajid Khan, with a string of hits to his name, could’ve had any leading heroine for his remake of the 1983 blockbuster Himmatwala. But the filmmaker seems to have zeroed in on yet another southern belle, Telugu actress Tamannaah.
An insider revealed, “Sajid had been contemplating casting either Anushka Sharma or Deepika Padukone for the role essayed by Sridevi in the original. But finally, he decided to have a fresh new face. That’s how Tamannaah came into the picture.”
Tamannaah started her film career with a forgettable Hindi production Chand Sa Roshan Chehra in 2005.
Later, she tasted success with the 2007 Telugu venture Happy Days. Ever since, Tamannaah has starred in numerous Telugu and Tamil films.
But now, she is ready to return to the Mumbai film industry. A popular face down south, she will begin her second innings in Hindi cinema alongside Ajay Devgn.