The original story follows two young cancer patients who fall in love after meeting at a support group. The Hollywood adaptation of the novel starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Egort was a huge hit among the young adult audience in the U.S. and made more than $300 million USD worldwide.
The Hindi remake, which will be directed by Homi Adajania (of Being Cyrus and Cocktail fame), will reportedly revolve around the same heavy topic of terminally-ill cancer patients, but with a bit more humor involved.
The male lead has yet to be finalized, though earlier reports noted Varun Dhawan as a possible choice. Deepika’s latest film Piku was well-received and performed strongly at the box office. We will next see Deepika in Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.