Well, it is now looks like Bollywood's this year reigning diva, Deepika Padukone, has bagged the role. She will play a significant character in the racy-pacy thriller that also stars Hollywood tough guys Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson. The film is expected to hit the marquee next year.
Deepika's paperwork is on and in keeping with Hollywood's professional stance, it is likely to take six months for the contract to be completed. She is currently shooting in Dubai for Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year dircted by Farah Khan. Neither she nor her domestic spokespersons are allowed to reveal a single word to the media about the project.
Interestingly, when scouting for talent in Bollywood, casting agents were reportedly asked for someone slender and statuesque or 'someone like Deepika Padukone'. Following this brief, she was also the first actress to be auditioned.