Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif are two top contenders to play Marilyn Monroe in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “‘Heroine’ is now a toss-up between Aishwarya and Katrina. The film will go on floors as soon as either of them is finalized. The rest of the cast is not going to be too difficult to put together.”
Apparently, Madhur Bhandarkar had decided to shelve the film when his first choice, Kareena Kapoor, backed out at last minute. “Yes, he had put it off. In fact, he was very, very disappointed that Kareena could not come to terms with the role,” said the source.
However, with the current development in ‘Heroine’, the source added, “Everything is okay. Both Aishwarya and Katrina are fine actresses. Both can do ample justice to the role, which requires a lot of style and character as well. Bhandarkar and UTV took a joint decision to revive the project and short-list Aishwarya and Katrina as the options for the lead role. The decision was taken as the film’s script is extremely hard-hitting and such a story is just waiting to be told.”