Alia, Shraddha fight it out for ‘Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi’


The lead actor for the remake of 1990 blockbuster ‘Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi’ has been confirmed and now the makers of the movie is zeroing on the lead actress. Both Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor is a top contender for the leading role but the final decision is yet to make. It is learnt that Bhushan Kumar and Mahesh Bhatt are keen to remake the hit film with Enraan Hashmi.

It is learnt that while Bhushan is keen to have their ‘Aashiqui 2’ heroine Shraddha Kapoor to step into Pooja Bhatt’s shoes while the Bhatt’s want their own Alia Bhatt to play the lead role.

Says a source, “Shraddha is like Bhushan’s baby, having worked in his super hit Aashiqui 2 recently. But it becomes a big news if Alia gets to act in it. Right now both Bhushan and Mahesh are taking a creative call as to which actress will suit the role best and they will go along with that.”

Bhushan refuses to comment on which of the two actresses will make it to the remake of ‘Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi, “I am very happy to be associated with Vishesh Films again after giving a hatrick with Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi (original one) and Aashiqui 2. My father gave two blockbusters with them and shared a brotherly relationship with them. I too am trying to continue the magic and relationship which my father had. I have proven that with Aashiqui 2 and am now very excited about DHKMN2.”  

"The film I directed was modeled on It Happened One Night by Frank Capra, but didn't do justice to the hero's character. With this remake, we seek to do justice to the character played originally by Clark Gable, that of an unapologetic rake," said Bhatt.

"Emraan fits this character like a glove. With this film, women will now fall in love with him," he added. 

An ecstatic Bhushan Kumar said: "We were confident that Aashiqui 2 will do well, so I went to Bhatt saab asking him to revive my father's and his other hit Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin. That's how we have joined hands in making another love story. While discussing on prospective actors and script, we thought of Emraan Hashmi. He is a very fine actor. We think Emraan will do complete justice to the role." 

The film is expected to go on floor early next year.


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