March 30, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): South Indian actress Asin is cast opposite to Salman Khan in Anees Bazmi’s remake of the Telugu hit Ready. Anees confirms Ready would be Asin’s second Hindi film after Ghajini .
And it was never Deepika Padukone, as reported in a section of the press. “Asin plays the lead. I wonder where Deepika’s name came from!” says director Bazmi currently preparing for a month-long shooting of his new film Thank You in Canada.
Anees also denies that Salman ever asked him to sign Asin. “The role requires a chulbuli vivacious, talkative and agile girl. Asin was the natural choice.”
Asin had played a similar role in Ghajini. That’s the role that convinced Anees that Asin was the right choice for Ready.
In fact Genelia d’Souza, the first choice for all the vivacious-girl parts, was working with Anees Bazmi in yet another remake It’s My Life (original Telugu film Bommarillu). Genelia was Anees’ natural choice.
Having failed to play something different in London Dreams, Asin is back to doing the Ghajini act again…viva la vivacious!
-Subhash K Jha / Sampurn Wire