Mumbai, Nov 30 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): There’s a buzz going on in Bollywood that actor Anushka Sharma has been signed for the Veer-Zaara sequel, which is expected to be released near Diwali in 2012
The movie, apart from Shahrukh Khan, who was the main lead in the first part also, features Katrina Kaif as well.
However, Anushka, who made her debut with Aditya Chopra’s ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ will be seen playing Rani Mukherjee’s character of a Pakistani lawyer, Saamiya Siddiqui.
The first part of the movie which hit the silver screens in 2004 was set against the backdrop of conflict between India and Pakistan.
Starring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee, the movie told an unfortunate love story of an Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh, and a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore, Zaara Haayat Khan.
Interestingly, Shahrukh and Katrina will be paired for the first time.
Even the renowned director Yash Chopra will return to business after a break of seven long years and that too with a sequel of his last movie.
In an interview, he said that he is as tensed and excited as he was in his first film.
Apparently, Shahrukh Khan is busy with the promotion of his upcoming movie ‘Don 2’ and will probably start shooting for this one by second or third week of January.
With all the excitement building up, let’s see what the film has to offer!
– Vatsal Verma