According to sources, Bollywood's hot actress Sonakshi Sinha was to be Rajini starrer Rana's original choice for the role that Deepika Padukone landed. So why was Sona replaced by Dippy? Our source reminds us of the fact that Rajinikanth and Shatrughan Sinha are very close friends. "Naturally Rajinikanth's family was not keen that the superstar romances Sonakshi, who is an old family friend's daughter. So the idea to cast Sonakshi was nixed even before it became public and Deepika landed the role," Says the source.
Story first published: Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 17:18 [IST]