Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:18:13 GMT | By PTI

Deepika to star opposite SRK in 'Chennai Express'

Actress Deepika Padukone will be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rohit Shetty's 'Chennai Express'.


Deepika to star opposite SRK in 'Chennai Express' (© Varinder Chawla)

"Deepika is a part of 'Chennai Express'. She has been finalised," sources close to the project told us.

It was opposite SRK in 'Om Shanti Om' that the model-turned actress made her debut in Bollywood.

Lot of names like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra were floating around for the leading lady of this film, which will go on floors from the end of September and would release mid-next year.

'Chennai Express' tells the story of a man (Shah Rukh) who travels from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens during the journey forms the movie.

Interestingly, this is for the first time that Rohit would be working without his close friend Ajay Devgn, with whom he has done eight films.

It is for the first time that he is teaming up with Shah Rukh and Deepika.

Despite repeated attempts, Rohit remained unavailable for comment.

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