Says a source, “Earlier Sonakshi Sinha was finalized for the film however her dates were clashing with Prabhu Deva’s next with Ajay Devgn. Bazmee then roped in Asin.” But apparently the makers got keen to approach Shruti after watching her recent releases D-Day and Ramaiya Vastavaiya.

Confirms director Anees Bazmee, “Yes, it is true. We were talking to a lot of actresses including Asin. Shruti fits the bill better. We are still looking for an ideal replacement for Firoz Khan’s role.”