“Rakesh Roshan has not directed a single film in the last five years. Initially, he was keen to have an outside director and had even approached Rakesh Omprakash Mehra to direct the film. However, the filmmaker later decided to take charge himself. And he wanted a strong character to play the negative lead. There were various names being considered including that of Shahrukh Khan. But Vivek Oberoi has bagged the role. The role has been kept under wraps as the dialogues of the film are still being penned, though the screenplay is ready", Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying.
It was earlier reported that Ajay Devgan would play villain in the film and later Shahrukh"s name popped up. Now, Vivek"s name is doing the rounds but he has not signed the dotted lines yet. “There have been various rumours floating in the industry about the casting of the film. The fact is that none of them have been signed yet. Talks are still on with a lot of actors as the film is scheduled to go on the floors in October this year," said the source.
Well, it looks like Vivek"s performance in Rakta Charita has given him the edge over other actors!