"2 States is a love story of a Punjabi boy and a South Indian girl. If Sajid Nadiadwala would be looking at an actress who brings in a certain authenticity of playing a South Indian character, the choice boils down to only two heroines - Asin and Deepika Padukone - due to their roots. Moreover, Asin has a good experience of working in films down South as well so that's an added advantage. Incidentally, Sajid has a good tuning with both since he has worked with them in Housefull franchise", says a source.
Priyanka Chopra could well be in contention though the fact remains that she is not a South Indian and hence playing a part in 2 States would be quite an experiment.
"She is a capable actress though and if given an opportunity, she would go for it. After all, didn't she just pick the Maharashtrian traits so well in Kaminey as well as Agneepath. Moreover, she too has been Sajid's leading lady in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Anjaana Anjaani", the source adds.
On their part though, all three girls are keeping mum and it is a wait and watch situation for all involved. Since Sajid has till date not given an official confirmation around even Imran playing the main lead, it may be a while before Deepika, Priyanka or Asin get a call from the makers.
"Well, don't rule out the possibility of a surprise in store here. Who knows, it may turn out to be someone else altogether? This is Bollywood, anything is possible", the source quips.
Sajid Nadiadwala remained unavailable for comment.Watch out for official confirmation on this.
Frankly, we are not keen on Priyanka doing the role! It's not that we doubt the National Film Award-winning actor's capabilities. It's just that we are not quite sure about the Imran-Priyanka pairing. But we would like to be pleasantly surprised.
Deepika and Imran, on the other hand, were fun together, in Break Ke Baad. The film tanked, but we would love to watch them explore their onscreen chemistry once again, with a better script to back them up. As for Imran and Asin, well, that's a fresh pair we'll be interested in watching.Take the poll, and tell us which pair you like the best!