Bollywood filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, who is working on the film adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s The Accidental Apprentice, says he would love to have actress Deepika Padukone onboard the project.
“I have not finalised her (Deepika) yet but we would love to work with her. I have just met her and sounded her idea,” <g data-gr-id="33">Radghavan</g> told a <g data-gr-id="38">media</g> person.
“She (Deepika) is a talented actress and we would like to work with her. But till I don’t finish my
script I can’t talk about it (casting),” he said.
When asked whether Deepika liked the idea, Raghavan said, “She is <g data-gr-id="37">aware about</g> the book. She has read the <g data-gr-id="36">book</g> but the book and movie are two different things. Once my script is ready then I will talk about casting.”
However, the Badlapur helmer has not thought of casting other actors for the film.
“I don’t think we will go with <g data-gr-id="40">newcomers</g> not for a main role. I think we will go with a star as that is the requirement,” he added. The Johnny Gaddar director is yet to finish writing.
“I am still not fully ready with the script. I had told them (producers) by end of June., that I will finish it but I haven’t. We are yet to cast anyone for the <g data-gr-id="43">film ,</g>” he added. According to him, changing a novel into a film is a bit easy. “The good thing is the story is already there...characters are fetched out. It is not like starting all fresh. After <g data-gr-id="42">that</g> it is a matter of structuring. It is easier to adapt than write your own story.”