Who will Sonam Kapoor Romance in ‘Battle for Bittora’?
By Arijita Bhowmik | March 7, 2014 8:49 PM EST
Sonam Kapoor will be seen in the role of a dynamic politician in the film adaptation of "Battle for Bittora."
"I am doing a film where I am playing an aspiring politician. It is based on Anuja's book. We read that book and we bought the rights. It has an interesting love story. I am very excited about it," Kapoor told PTI.
Sonam Kapoor at the 3rd edition of L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards nominees announcement.
The actress revealed that the project was still in pre-production stages with only the script being complete.
As in Anuja Chauhan's novel "Battle for Bittora", Kapoor will embody the role of a spunky character named Jinni (Sarojini), who is unwillingly pushed to contest elections from her hometown. The story predominantly revolves around Jinni's love story, when she falls for her charismatic political adversary, Zain Altaf Khan.
While names such as Imran Khan, Sidharth Malhotra and Aditya Roy Kapoor have popped up for the male lead in the film, nothing has been finalised yet.
Let's take a look at the contenders:
Imran Khan: The actor has proved to be the perfect lover boy right from his debut in "Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na." With his recent spate of bombed films, critics have pointed to the actor's inability to transgress the image. However, Khan still fits the bill given the attributes of the novel's character and the makers might very well reunite the "I Hate Love Story" pair.
Sidharth Malhotra: The young actor has perfect looks, gravitas and has been praised for his acting skills, despite being only two films old. Kapoor and Malhotra if paired together are likely to bring a fresh chemistry to the film.
Aditya Roy Kapoor: Aditya's good looks and lover boy image from "Aashiqui 2" may work in his favour in bagging the role.
The film is being produced by the actress' father Anil Kapoor and is expected to start rolling from September or October.
And till then, the guessing game of "Battle for Bittora"s male lead is expected to continue.
(Edited by Vanilla Sharma)
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Pope Francis Meets Sudanese Woman Who Was Spared Death for Apostasy (PHOTOS)
- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: King Williem-Alexander, Queen Maxima Hold Solemn Reception Ceremony for Victims
- Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult Allegedly Split: Mad Max Actor Cheats with Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough - Reports
- Transfer News: FC Barcelona Shockingly Sign Valencia Defender [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Ed Sheeran Disappoints Taylor Swift and Other A-List Celebrities, Scolded for Spilling Secrets - Reports
- Kate Middleton Pregnancy Reports: The Truth Behind the Duchess Miscarriage
- Young and the Restless July 28- August 1 Spoilers, Cast News: Updates on Devon, Hilary, Chelsea, Billy, Jack, Phyllis Plus Criminal Minds Actor Returns
- Game of Thrones Season 5 Spoilers: Daenerys Targaryen vs Yezzan, Nymeria Sand Actress Announced at Comic Con 2014
- Beyonce and Jay Z: HOV May Have a Sextape with Carmen Bryan, Report Suggests; Queen Bey ‘Beyond Furious’
- Apple iPhone 6 on Two Confirmed Release Dates, New Parts Leaked Suggesting Bigger iPhone to Come
- Xiaomi Mi4 vs OnePlusOne vs Nexus 5: Mi4 is the ‘Perfect’ Phone
- Google Nexus 6, 8 with Android L on Release Date Promises Killer Mobile Device Experience
- Israeli Women Stripping Naked for IDF Soldiers
- HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update Roll Out, Introducing the HTC One Remix
- Shocking Video of Pedigree Dog Culling in Bali Emerges [Video]
- Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked with More Killer Features Ahead of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6