Reportedly, Mohit Suri who last made 'Hamari Adhuri Kahaani' is working on his next project which is said to be a Bollywood adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's popular novel 'Half Girlfriend'. However we hear that he is facing the director's dilemma as to whom to cast as the female lead- Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif.
A report in DNA quoted a source as saying, "Deepika was approached to play the female lead for the ‘Half-Girlfriend’. It is a coming-of-age romcom set in rural Bihar, Patna, New York and New Delhi and revolves around a Bhojpuri-speaking Bihari boy and a rich, beautiful Delhi girl whom he’s fallen in love with. The girl agrees to be his ‘Half Girlfriend’, but later, gets married and divorced. How they finally come together in New York and get married is what the story is about. As the girl comes from an elite, polished background both Deepika and Katrina suit the role. Deepika has an edge in many ways — firstly, in terms of performance. Also, the character Riya Somani is from Delhi and Katrina’s still looks more international than Deepika. Mohit is in talks with Katrina about the role in case Deepika doesn’t work out.”
On the other hand Deepika was quoted as saying to the leading daily, "I have not signed anything as of now. I am in the thick of shooting for 'Bajirao Mastani'. I will be ready to make an announcement for my new films next year once Bajirao is complete.”
When asked about whether she will be seen in 'Half Girlfriend' the 'Piku' actress refused to comment.
We hear that the hunt for the male lead too is on. Earlier rumours suggested that it was Varun Dhawan but the young lad sometime back had refuted all these speculations on his Twitter handle and cleared that he was never offered this film. Interestingly we now hear Shahid Kapoor might bag this role.