Earlier this year, Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan announced that they are teaming up for a big Bollywood entertainer. While the Simmba maker will be producing it, the Happy New Year director will be at the helm of things. Soon after, it was revealed that the film will be an official remake of the cult classic Satte Pe Satte that starred Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini in leading roles. The film that revolves around seven brothers, was speculated to have several names vying for the lead role.
And now, we can tell you that Farah and Rohit have also locked the main female lead opposite Duggu. Our source, close to the development, reveals, "Both Farah and Rohit wanted Deepika Padukone in the movie because not only do they love her but she fits the role to the T. When DP debuted, everyone felt she had an uncanny resemblance to Hema ji in terms of her beauty as well. When Farah narrated the story to DP, she loved it and instantly gave her nod." This will be Deepika's next big project after '83 where she will romance her husband Ranveer Singh.