Boney Kapoor has been searching high and low for a female lead to star opposite Salman Khan in his remake of Pokhri, which is titled Wanted Dead And Alive. After considering Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone, as well as many others, he finally decided on Ayesha Takia.
Boney Kapoor confirmed this saying; “Both Sridevi and I feel she’s an under-utilized bundle of talent, just waiting to explode. We saw her in Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dor and decided she was it. No two ways about it. The girl will go very far if she watches her steps.”
About choosing Salman for the lead Boney adds, “Salman is a rare 4- am friend in the industry. If you want he can be there for you at any time. He stood by me when my production house was going through a low and did No Entry without talking about the money. I feel Wanted Dead & Alive couldn’t be made without Salman.”
He went on to say another reason they chose Ayesha was that; “We wanted to pair Salman with a heroine he has never worked with before. I want to create an aura of freshness around Salman through the cast factor. Therefore Ayesha with whom Salman has never been cast before. We’ve also got Om Puri, Mahesh Manjrekar and Siyaji Shinde to play the other roles.”
With this excellent cast, choreography by Raju Sunderam, music by Sajid-Wajid and under the direction of Prabhu Deva this is certainly turning out to be a movie to keep our eyes on and to check out when it comes to a theater near you!