Madhuri Dixit to star with Sanjay Dutt in the remake of 'Satte Pe Satta'
Courtesy:Times Of India
Rumours flew thick on how Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's refusal to greenlight Satte Pe Satta had forced the producers Ashtavinayak and Sanjay Dutt to push the remake of the Amitabh Bachchan-Hema Malini film to 2012.
But there was a windfall for young director Soham Shah who got none other than Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit to say yes to him. Says Soham, "I was always keen on Madhuri playing Hema Malini's role in my remake. However, I was hesitant to put the proposal forward wondering if she would accept it. Looks like someone up there was listening because Dhillin Mehta and Baba (Sanjay) who are co-producers sent Madhuri a message. I sent her the script and I was ecstatic when she agreed."
Sanjay is also happy that Madhuri, who he holds in high esteem as an actor, and one of the most professional artistes he has known, will be part of his second home production. Soham confirms that the film will go on floors in mid-June and will be completed in a 45-day continuous schedule.
"After this, we will have two songs remaining to be picturised which we will do when Madhuri returns." Dhillin Mehta says, "Honestly, the Sanjay-Madhuri pair has its own charm. We are delighted that we were able to get her to say yes to us. Sometimes things work out for the best. We are happy to announce this film on her birthday today."
*I'm sure Madhuri's fans would love this sweet birthday present from her... =]