Saif Ali Khan to star with Deepika Padukone in Imtiaz Ali film


Deepika Padukone who made her debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Om Shanti Om seems to have a deluge of film offers coming her way after her successful debut. Deepika will be doing a film opposite Akshay Kumar and there are quite a few other offers too for this pretty lass. The latest one seems to be that Deepika will star opposite another Khan hunk, Saif Ali Khan in his second home production. The film will supposedly be directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Saif Ali Khan is currently dating Kareena Kapoor and recently after he saw her in the film Jab We Met, he was quite impressed with director of the film Imtiaz Ali’s work. Kareena too has been raving about Imtiaz’s work and hence Saif Ali Khan has approached Imtiaz to direct his second film . Saif wants Imtiaz to direct his second home production. Saif may play the lead and he has also supposedly approached Deepika Padukone to star opposite him. Deepika likes the script and is quite excited to do the film with Saif. The film is said to be a love story. Saif will venture into producing his own films under his banner Illuminati next year. However the film with Deepika will be his second production. The first film under his banner will be ‘Agent Vinod’ opposite girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. It will be directed by Sriram Raghavan. However as Raghavan is currently busy with another project, Saif may begin work on his second project with Deepika and Imtiaz. However currently Saif refuses to divulge any information.

Sources also claim that Saif has approached director Anurag Kashyap to work on a few scripts for his production house. Despite the fact that Anurag’s recent film ‘No Smoking’ starring John Abraham did very poorly at the box-office, Saif was quite impressed with Anurag’ s unconventional story- telling. A source claims “Saif was completely impressed by Anurag’s unusual style. Like Kashyap, even Saif has a passion for dark cinema. They want their film together to hit the floors by 2009.” So it looks like Saif already has three films planned for his production house.

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