Aditya Chopra has al last found Sonam Kapoor as the right girl for his first directorial movie in eight years, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (God Made The Couple). Shah Rukh Khan and Sonam Kapoor will be paired in the leading roles of the movie. However, director and producer Aditya Chopra wanted to cast a 16-year old newcomer. Searching for the right girl with typical Punjabi look in combination of theatric abilities, Aditya Chopra auditioned hundreds of Punjabi girls, but at last failed to figure out the perfect girl to cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan. As the story goes, the movie revolves around a love between a 40-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl.
India Target reported:
Our sources say, "Aditya Chopra was very keen to have a tall, fair Punjabi girl for the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan. He has himself written the script and knows exactly what he wants in his heroine. The film deals with the love story of a 40-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl. Adi was also very finicky about signing the right girl because he was making his comeback to direction after a gap of eight years and wanted to get everything just so."
Shah Rukh Khan is now 42, while Sonam Kapoor is 22. So, both of them seem to be very suitable in the movie in terms of their age at least. Sonam Kapoor has already shown her acting talent in her debut film Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. With Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (God Made The Couple), Aditya Chopra is coming back to direction again since his last directorial Mohabbatein was released in 2000. Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan also played the male lead role of Mohabbatein. The script of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is written by Aditya Chopra himself. So, it seems that the movie is going to be one of the biggest hits of 2008.