Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; November 28, 2012)
Even before the promotions of Hate Story were underway, its rather bold poster had managed to set tongues wagging. And with it, actress Paoli Dam became a household name. Now word is that telly actress Surveen Chawla has been finalised for the sequel of the film.
A source says, “There was buzz that Paoli would again be cast in the sequel. However, that is not the case. The makers have given a big break to Surveen who had done a Punjabi film with Jimmy Shergill some time ago.” The actress began her career with Ekta Kapoor’s shows Kahin To Hoga and Kasauti Zindagi Ki.
Bhushan Kumar, who is producing the film with Vikram Bhatt, confirms the buzz and adds, “She is a popular face on TV and impressed us at the auditions.”