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Sajid Nadiadwala Signs SRK For His Next Film

PTI 16 Dec 2010, 14:29:41 IST
Bollywood producer Sajid Nadiadwala is supposed to be a close friend of superstar Salman Khan, but he has confounded the industry by signing Shah Rukh Khan for a film to be directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, says a media report.  

The film is an adaptation of Cehtan Bhagat's Two States.  

2 States- The Story Of My Marriage is about inter-community marriages in modern India. It's the story of Krish and Ananya who are from two different states of India, fall deeply in love and want to get married. Their conservative parents don't agree, so to convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple stages a tough battle in front of them. The fiction is said to be inspired from the real story of Chetan Bhagat and his wife Anusha who are from Delhi and Tamil Nadu respectively.

The film  will have Shah Rukh playing Krish (a young Punjabi guy from Delhi) while Ananya will be played by a newcomer as the girl is a South Indian one. Red Chillies, Sajid and Vishal are co-producing the film

The film was earlier to star Saif and Priyanka and was to be directed by Siddharth Anand. Now it will star SRK and a new girl.

Confirms an insider, "Sajid is producing Vishal Bhardwaj's film starring SRK. It's an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's Two States, and Sajid has bought the rights to the novel. When the directors changed, Vishal approached Shah Rukh for a narration. SRK loved the script."

Around a week ago Sajid and SRK met and discussed the project. The source continues, "Shah Rukh spoke to Sajid from Berlin and they met after he returned.  The shooting will commence from mid next year."

In an industry where there are well-defined camps, it is natural for Sajid's friends Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar to be upset with his decision to produce a film starring rival Shah Rukh.  

Meanwhile it is learnt that Nadiadwala's film Kick starring Salman has now been postponed, as the film starring the Ra.One star goes on the floors first.