Vishal Bhardwaj has signed Shah Rukh Khan as the male lead in the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States. The film will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The production of the film will start in the middle of next year.
Two States is one story, which was always in the pipeline for Sajid Nadiadwala; earlier it was planned that the movie will have Priyanka Chopra and Saif Ali Khan and will be directed by Siddharth Anand.
Sajid Nadiadwala has so far been perceived as belonging to the Salman Khan camp, just as Karan Johar is perceived as a producer belonging to SRK’s camp.
So does Nadiadwala’s signing of Shah Rukh for his film signal his falling out with Salman?
Well, the novel is about a boy and a girl studying in an elite MBA college. The guy is from Punjab and falls in love with the girl who belongs to Tamil Nadu. Naturally, the two have problems getting married as they belong to two extreme different cultures. It’s Chetan’s own love story; his wife Anushka is a South Indian.
A fresh new face will be introduced as the film’s leading lady.