Monday, April 26, 2010

Hrithik to romance Kristen Stewart

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan 
After Barbara Mori in Kites, Hrithik Roshan is set to romance 20-year-old American actress Kristen Stewart in Shekhar Kapoor’s Paani.

For Kristen, who shot to fame playing Bella Swan in Twilight and its sequel, New Moon, this will be her debut in Bollywood. Shekhar’s film will be in English.

According to sources very close to the filmmaker, he met Hrithik recently to play the part of the lower-class Mumbai rebel, living in the seedier parts of Mumbai sometime in the future, who stealthily visits the more tony sections of the city. Says a source, “This is where Hrithik’s character meets the stunning wealthy beauty and they fall in love...a sort of a Romeo and Juliet story.”

Shekhar needed someone fair, delicate, tall and pretty to play the vulnerable new age Juliet, and he felt Kristen Stewart was perfect.

Says the source, “Shekhar decided to directly ask Kristen. And he did. She was very responsive and has agreed to be part of the film, provided all the terms and conditions fall into place.” Apparently Kristen is a fan of Shekhar’s work And after Robert Pattinson, it would be interesting for her fans to watch her romance Hrithik Roshan.

Shekhar himself is guarded about the topic, “I can’t speak of the cast on record until everything is in place. Too many times I’ve been accused of talking about projects that never happen. But did I announce Buddha or Mandela? No. If people jumped the gun, I can’t help it. But Paani is a film that I’m definitely making, and this year.”

Interestingly, Shekhar met Hrithik after news reports of them working together in Paani came out. Says a source, “Shekhar hadn’t even thought of Hrithik until he read these reports. Then he spoke to Hrithik, they met, and finalised the project.”

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