With Madhur successfully finding his ‘Heroine’ in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her Hero in Arjun Rampal, his next big decision seems to lie in finding the right choice for the second male lead opposite Aishwarya.
Since the script demands that the second male lead should be someone younger to Aishwarya, the front contenders for the role are Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan and Prateik Babbar. While Ranbir and Imran were the obvious initial choices, Prateik’s name popped up during the creative teams brain-storming. Since the actress hasn’t been paired with any of the Gen-Y actors before, if Ranbir, Imran or Prateik are eventually chosen for the role, it will be an interesting pairing of sorts on-screen.
Further clarifying speculations on the story of the film, Madhur tweeted ‘A section of the Media think film HEROINE is based on the life of Marilyn Monroe And Liz Taylor,this is NOT TRUE, my film is totally contemporary and based in todays times !!!’
To be co-written by Madhur, Anuradha Tiwari & Manoj Tyagi, produced by UTV Motion PIctures & Bhandarkar Entertainment, the film begins shoot in June with a 45-day schedule.