Sources reveal, “After Anushka Sharma another name being considered was the name of the original heroine from the Telugu blockbuster hit whose name is also Anushka. But then considering the fact that she is still an unknown face in Bollywood they decided to opt for a more popular young actress in Bollywood who doesn"t have a set image and the Om Shanti Om girl"s name cropped up. The discussions are on but nothing has been finalized as of yet though."
But another industry insider reveals, “With Sonu Sood more or less finalized in the most powerful male character"s role in the film it seems less likely that Deepika would agree to be a part of the film. Considering the fact that he is still not a Bollywood A list star, Deepika might have her apprehensions in working in such a project. While the makers chose to remain adamant on their choice of Sonu Sood (he also played the main villain in the Telugu original) it won"t be easy for them to find a big heroine for their ambitious project."
We just hope better sense prevails for Deepika and she agrees to do the film. The project appears far better than her Chandni Chowk To China.