Scoffing at the misplaced confidence of reports that Ileana D'Cruz will star opposite Akshay Kumar in Gabbar
, the Hindi remake of A. Murugadoss' Tamil blockbuster Ramana
, producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali says, "The report is absolutely false. It is most definitely not Ileana. We are yet to zero in on a leading lady for Akshay in Gabbar
. But it will be someone who brings a freshness to the project."
Another source close to the project adds that the heroine's part in Gabbar is work in progress.
Says the source, "The subject is an out-and-out one-man show. In the original Tamil film the heroine played by Simran dies in the first-half of the plot. Her role is being rewritten for the Hindi version. Only then would the casting be decided."