After opting for a north Indian actress, Vishakha Singh, in his Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, Santhanam is likely to rope in a Bollywood actress again for his Maryada Ramanna remake. We hear that talks are on with UKborn actress Geeta Basra, who is said to be currently dating cricketer Harbhajan Singh, for the lead role.
“Yes, I have been offered the Son Of Sardaar (the Hindi version of Maryada Ramanna) remake. Talks are in the final stages but I’m most likely to do it,” says Geeta to us. This will be the first time the actress will be working in the south. “I have worked with Rajiv Menon for a jewellery ad but I haven’t done much in the south so far,” she says and adds that she has been getting some offers to do Telugu films as well. Though she isn’t familiar with Santhanam’s work, she says she has heard about him. “I have been told that he is a top star here and has a great sense of humour,” she says. While the film’s director, Srinath, informed us that he was not aware of the development, an industry insider revealed that Geeta’s casting will be finalized only after the comedian meets her. “Santhanam was supposed to meet Geeta when she was recently in Chennai but couldn’t meet her. Now, she has gone to London. So, everything will be decided once Santhanam meets her,” the source reveals.