One option is to hold an all-India talent hunt. But Nikhil is not in favor of it. Nikhil says, “The talent hunt is an option. But I don"t much care for it. It"s cumbersome and would attract too much attention. I"d rather go by Akshay"s cousin if he agrees. Every time I ask he smiles. If this doesn"t materialize then we"ll reluctantly have to launch the talent hunt."
Nikhil also needs an actor to play the young Rishi Kapoor. “But that won"t be such a problem. The physical resemblance is not that important here. Didn"t Saif Ali Khan play the younger Rishi Kapoor convincingly in 'Love Aaj Kal"? We need an actor of about 35. I plan to cast someone unknown." The earlier plan of casting Ranbir Kapoor as Rishi Kapoor was dropped. Both father and son vetoed the idea arguing that whenever they come together it would be for a home production.