At a recent closed door screening of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara held in Mumbai, senior Balaji officials were incredibly impressed with the fresh and crackling Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha chemistry that is being depicted on the silver screen for the first time.
So much so that Ekta Kapoor spoke to her team members immediately about casting them together in a future Balaji film.
Says a source: 'Balaji is producing a large number of films with well-known directors and has decided to cast the duo in a romantic film. The team is floored by their romance in the film.'
Ekta Kapoor confirmed: 'We were amazed at the sparkling chemistry between Imran and Sonakshi. They are at amazing ease with each other. They are the new romantic pair created and we would definitely like to repeat them in one of our future productions.'
Directed by Milan Luthria (Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, The Dirty Picture), the film also stars superstar Akshay Kumar as well as Sonali Bendre, who makes her long-awaited return to the big screen.