Madhur Bhandarkar has finally zeroed down on the lead actor opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Heroine. He is none other than the Yeh Saali Zindagi charmer Arunoday Singh. to romance the blue-eyed beauty.
According to a trusted source said, “Madhur wanted to finish the casting of his film Heroine since the film was announced at Cannes sometime back. However, after much thought, Arunoday Singh has been roped in for the film. There were speculations in the media that Abhishek Bachchan might be paired opposite Aishwarya. This is his biggest break till date after Yeh Saali Zindagi, Aisha and Sikandar.”
Arunoday will play a cricketer in the film.
The source further said, “The character is of an ace cricketer who is going around with this top actress. The whole casting is kept hush-hush and the inspiration is not disclosed. Now it would be interesting to know from which controversial jodi the drama is inspired, Azhar-Sangeeta, Amrita Singh-Ravi Shastri or Yuvraj-Deepika romance.”
Arunoday expressed his excitement on his big break opposite Ms Rai, “Yes I am doing the film and I am over the moon. I can’t speak anything about the character but it feels great to be acting opposite Aishwarya Rai.
But I would approach it as any other film. Having said that, Madhur is a wonderful director and I don’t need to say that.”
Arunoday further said, “I haven’t known Madhur and have met him only a couple of times. I have been a great fan of his films Chandni Bar and Page 3. I can only say that God has been kind to me.”