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Who should play Pooja Bhatt's role in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin remake? VOTE!

Last updated on: July 3, 2013 09:25 IST

Who should play the lead in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin remake? VOTE!

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Sukanya Verma in Mumbai

No matter how much we groan or grumble, remakes and sequels are here to stay.

And so brace yourself for yet another beloved in a new avatar with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's remake of his 1991 romantic musical, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin.

Starring Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher and daughter Pooja, DHKMN revolves around a spoilt heiress who runs away from home to marry a gold-digging film star. En route she's helped by a smart-alecky journalist only to end up falling for him.

The premise, we all know, was previously tackled in Chori Chori starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis, which itself took inspiration from Hollywood's It Happened One Night.

But the goofy chemistry between the first-time paired actors along with Nadeem Shravan's breezy soundtrack hit box-office jackpot.

Bhatt plans to cast nephew Emraan Hashmi in the role of eccentric scribe Raghu Jaitley while the hunt for the actress to play Pooja Dharamchand is still on.

Here's your chance to play casting director with this fun poll. Who do you think is cute enough to fit in Pooja Bhatt's shoes for this role? Your options are:

Katrina Kaif

For all her sizzling Sheila and crazy Chameli moves, Katrina Kaif has proved her adorability quotient in films like Namaste London, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

After all those snazzy stunts in Ek Tha Tiger and church-hopping in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, it will be a welcome change to see her throw classic 'rayees baap ki bigdi hui aulaad' tantrums on screen.


Image: Katrina Kaif
Photographs: Veet ad

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Alia Bhatt

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Initial buzz suggested Pooja Bhatt's intentions to remake her best known movies with kid sister Alia reprising her role and Ranbir Kapoor or Imran Khan for Aamir's part.

The Student of the Year debutant seems ideal (as far as sibling resemblance goes) but it's doubtful she'll be cast opposite her cousin.


Image: Alia Bhatt


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Anushka Sharma

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Anushka Sharma played quite the maverick daddy's girl in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.

In Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin too, Anupam Kher and Pooja share quite a delightful father-daughter rapport.

Perhaps she can bring in some of that zest here?


Image: Anushka Sharma


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Parineeti Chopra

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Peppy, puckish and smug, that's Pooja Dharamchand. That's pretty much Parineeti Chopra too.

Vivacious, starry-eyed, cute-as-a-button characters are a natural fit for the star of Ishaqzaade and Ladies Versus Ricky Bahl.


Image: Parineeti Chopra


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Swara Bhaskar

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That bratty quality Swara Bhaskar so easily portrayed as a single mother's possessive daughter in Listen Amaya is just what Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi needs.

 This livewire deserves main, meaty lead roles more than anybody else.


Image: Swara Bhaskar


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Sonam Kapoor

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Sonam Kapoor is synonymous with demure, desi roles on screen and fierce fashionista off it.

It wouldn't be so bad to see her in a poor little rich girl avatar after Aisha, right?


Image: Sonam Kapoor


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Kalki Koechlin

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Because anyone who can be described as Bugs Bunny meets Julia Roberts is certified adorable.

Because she plays wealthy like only Bagwati can understand.

Because she's still fresh in our memory after that super cute turn in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

Image: Kalki Koechlin


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Shraddha Kapoor

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Only recently Shraddha Kapoor stepped into Anu Aggarwal's shoes for Aashiqui 2.

The film turned out to be a BO smash.

Who knows the Bhatts might want to look no further in the hope of history repeating itself?


Image: Shraddha Kapoor


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Amrita Puri

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The Kai Po Che girl certainly looks tailor-made for the billionaire's scatterbrained, absconding daughter parts.

Or have you still not forgotten (forgiven?) Blood Money?


Image: Amrita Puri


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Sonakshi Sinha

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From Dabangg to Lootera, Sonakshi Sinha is content to be typecast in traditional girl roles.

It would be refreshing to see her get out of the rut and opt for a complete makeover.


Image: Sonakshi Sinha


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Who should play Pooja Bhatt's role in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin remake? VOTE!

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So what are you waiting for? Vote now!





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