Cashing in on Salman Khan starrer Dabanng! There are going to be two remakes of the Bollywood hit down south, one in Telugu and another one in Tamil. We first heard that for the Tamil remake of Dabangg makers were keen to repeat Sonakshi Sinha, but as the actress has declined the offer, they want Sonam Kapoor to play the character.
Yes, the stylish Sonam in a south film! It’s learnt that the movie’s main hero Silambarasan is urging producers to have Sonam in the film. Though Sonam played a homely girl in her first two films, for her fans she is more a style icon who can carry any damn dress with aplomb. Signing Dabangg remake will also ensure her popularity down south.
Earlier, speculations were also rife that Katrina Kaif might do the role as she has done a few films down south, and even the name of Kajal Aggrawal was doing the rounds. As a source is quoted as saying, “There was also a buzz that the gorgeous South actress Kajal Aggarwal was being considered but Simbu insisted the makers to replace her with Sonam.”
However, for the Telugu remake, the cast is almost final - Pawan Kalyan will play Salman and the Game gal Sarah Jane Dias has said yes to essay the village belle Sonakshi so convincingly played.