After John Abraham had refused to work with Asin and had told producer Vipul Shah to replace Asin in his Kaakha Kaakha remake in Hindi there was lots of speculation on who will play the role , finally Sources say It is Genelia D’souza who has been finalised to play the lead role in the film. After much debate whether Sonam Kapoor or Diana Penty would sign on, Genelia has replaced Asin in the film opposite John Abraham. The shooting begins this month.
Genelia has earlier worked with John in Hook Ya Crook but the film has been shelved after 90 per cent of it was shot. Vipul is a very prolific producer and Genelia has not had many offers lately. The role is also a very important one and although it is an action film, the Hindi remake will have the female lead playing an integral part in the film. Initially Vipul was keen to sign Sonam Kapoor after John refused to work with Asin. Then, model Diana Penty was almost finalsied but was dropped at the last minute and Genelia has now stepped in as the female lead.