For the uninitiated, Kajal is a popular actress down South with a repertoire of numerous successful films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. She rose to prominence after her performance as 'Yuvarani Mitravinda Devi' and 'Indira (Indu)' in the 2009 Telugu super-hit Magadheera which also won her a Filmfare nomination for Best Actress (Telugu).
Talking about casting Kajal in his film, director Rohit Shetty says, "Kajal is very popular down south. She has done Magadheera, one of the biggest Telugu hits of all time. We are confident about her pulling off the role successfully."
Talking about similarities between the original and Rohit's remake, Rohit adds, "75 percent of the film will be different, while the original basic premise will stay the same. We have to make the film accessible to every market in the country. So the story will differ from the original. I have introduced new characters and subplots to cater to the general audience."
Singham produced by Reliance Pictures is all set to hit theatres this July.
After rocking the box office last year with Golmaal 3, Ajay Devgn and director Rohit Shetty are back with Singham, a remake of the Tamil super-hit starring Suriya. While the hunt for the female lead was on for quite a while, the makers have now finalised Kajal Aggarwal to play Ajay's love interest in the film.