It's confirmed. Asin Thottumkal is Salman Khan's leading lady in Anees Bazmee's remake of the Telugu hit Ready.
And it was never Deepika Padukone, as reported in a section of the press. "Asin plays the lead. I wonder where Deepika's name came from!," says director Bazmee currently preparing for a month-long shooting of his new film Thank You in Canada.
Anees also denies the story that Salman asked him to sign Asin. "The role requires a 'chulbuli', vivacious, talkative and agile girl. Asin was the natural choice."
Asin had played a similar role in Ghajini. That's the role that convinced Anees that Asin was the right choice for Ready. In fact Genelia D'Souza, the first choice for all 'chulbuli' vivacious-girl parts, was working with Anees Bazmee in yet another remake Its My Life (original Telugu film Bommarillu). Genelia was Anees natural choice.
Having failed to play something different in London Dreams, Asin is back to doing the Ghajini act again viva la vivacious!