Bollywood Action King Ajay Devgan is presently busy scouting for modern day ‘Sridevi’. It is known that Devgan is starring in the remake of yesteryear hit film ‘Himmatwala’ which featured Jitendra and Sridevi during 80s. Film makers of the new film plan to cast a new heroine who has similar innocent looks of Sridevi of yesteryear. Ajay has already stared shooting for the action entertainer. Sajid Khan will be directing the modern ‘Himmatwala’. Buzz is they are planning to cast a star heroine from down south as Sridevi from the original also hailed from the same region.
Sajid interacting with the scribes said “Our heroine should have the same purity and innocence that Srideviji had in Himmatwala. She was a superstar down south when she was cast for it. And then she entered Bollywood in a big way. So that has inspired us to cast a south Indian star. I’ve spoken to Ajay and he’s fine with that,” adding that not too many established Bollywood actors fit the requirements needed for the role, which is why none are in the running.
Sajid is extremely impressed with the punctuality followed by the southern stars. He says “If the call time (for south actors) is seven o’clock in the morning, they will be ready at that time sans any issues.” Sajid worked earlier with southern heroine Asin in ‘Housefull-2′. He promises mass action sequences from Ajay and adds “Ajay will have a lot of raw and rugged action scenes in the film. But it won’t be like Singham or any of his other movies. He’s quite excited about it himself,” .
He has plans to cast Rishi Kapoor and Prakash Raj for the other major roles in the film and adds “Rishi Kapoor will do a comic role after a while,”. Finally he clarifies, “The only thing I can say about my film is that it is based on the yesteryear film. Otherwise, it’s a completely new story in a contemporary set-up.”. Film will be going to sets in August.