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Gauri Shinde’s next stars Alia  

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Alia BhattIndian Bollywood film actress, Alia Bhatt attends the 'Mirchi Music Awards 2015' ceremony in Mumbai on February 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO

Gauri Shinde gave Sridevi a stellar comeback with English Vinglish in 2012, and the ace director is finally ready for her second film. A while ago R Balki’s wife tweeted that she is almost ready with the script and the film will go on floors soon. Shinde tweeted saying, “Yes I am making my next film:) script done…well almost…going on the floors soon looking forward to be back in action”.

A few days ago there were reports that Gauri had roped in Alia Bhatt to play the protagonist of her next film. Karan Johar reportedly played a big role in getting Alia on this project. A source close to the project said, “Karan asked Gauri if she has an actress in mind and they both agreed on Alia. KJo is instrumental in making career choices for Alia ever since the two worked on Student of the Year. There will be three newcomers opposite Alia in the film as is the nature of the script, but they are yet to finalize the names.”

Before Alia, Gauri was reportedly in talks with Katrina Kaif for the role and the filmmaker even asked Kat to go de-glam for the role but things did not work out and the role went to the Shaandaar actress.