Deepika to romance Shahrukh in ‘Chennai Express’

Deepika Padukone will be paired opposite Shahrukh Khan in Rohit Shetty’s new project ‘Chennai Express’. "Deepika is part of Chennai Express. She has been finalised," sources close to the project told. Many names like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra were on the table but finally Deepika grabbed the promising project.

Deepika debuted with Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ opposite Shahrukh Khan and the movie was a box-office hit. Her pairing with King Khan was very much liked and once again the duo are paired to ablaze the silver screen. The film will go on floor in September and will release mid next year.

‘Chennai Express’ speaks about a man (Shahrukh) who travels from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what he experienced during the journey forms the story line of the film.

Interesting, Rohit Shetty has done eight films with Ajay Devgn and first time he is working without his best buddy Ajay and has cast Shahrukh and Deepika Padukone together.  His last film, ‘Bol Bachchan’ was a blockbuster. It crossed 100 crores mark.

Hope, Deepika and Shahrukh revives the magic of ‘Om Shanti Om’ again.