Who will play Mithun's sister: Ileana D'Cruz or Diana Penty
Buzz is that both actresses are vying for the role in Akshay Kumar's next, after Nargis failed to 'look' the part
Now that Nargis Fakhri is out of Akshay Kumar’s next action comedy, apparently Ileana D’Cruz, who was initially considered for the part, might return to the cast. The Rockstar actress was reportedly dropped because she didn’t have the looks to be cast as Mithun Chakraborthy’s sister. However, word is that even model Diana Penty is in the race for the same role.
A reliable industry source tells us that self-proclaimed ‘well-wishers’ of Ileana have sent feelers to the production team. “Messages have been sent and calls have been made to the makers to sign Ileana. Moreover, they’re even saying that Nargis was never meant to be in the film. Besides, there’s also emphasis on how she’s the talent to watch out for,” explains our source.
If that’s not enough, there are also friends of Diana who are recommending her name as Akshay’s heroine in the film that is being produced by him and Himesh Reshammiya. “Ever since the promos of her debut film have come out, Diana has been getting praise for her portions. On the basis of that, the makers are also being contacted to consider Diana for the part,” divulges our informer.
Now it remains to be seen who is eventually signed up to play Mithun’s sis. Especially, since the shooting is scheduled to start early next month. While neither of the actor-producers was available for comment, a well-placed source associated with the production maintained, “Yes, we have been getting feelers from Ileana’s and Diana’s end. We’ll finalise the heroine in a few days.”