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Casting coup! Deepika and Katrina to be part of Aanand L Rai's next with Shah Rukh?

Both actresses are said to be playing different characters. 

Our Correspondent

Now, here is one of the biggest casting coups in recent years. As per latest reports, actresses Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif have been roped in by Aanand L Rai for his yet untitled film with Shah Rukh Khan. 

Last year, Rai had revealed that his film will have two female leads. Names like Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor were doing the rounds. But now, it seems Padukone and Kaif have been finalised. 

A source told a daily, “Aanand has been in talks with a few actresses, and has finally sealed the deal with DP (Padukone) and Kat (Kaif). While there were reports about Deepika replacing Katrina and vice-versa, the film will have both the heroines working together for the first time.” As per reports, both have agreed to be cast together as they were eager to work with Rai and Khan.

It is also said that both the characters are meaty and bear no similarities. Added the source, “Both the roles in Aanand’s film are extremely strong and totally different from the other. The team is planning a big announcement soon. The modalities are being worked out currently.” 

The film will go on floors next month. It is slated to release on 21 December 2018.