May 26, 2009 6:14:26 PM IST Apeksha, Bollywood Trade News Network
DEEPIKA PADUKONE and BIPASHA BASU
Buzz doing the rounds in B-Town hint that drop-dead gorgeous Deepika Padukone, and not sultry Bipasha Basu, will star in the sequel to CORPORATE directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Since the film had an open ending left to the viewer's imagination, director Madhur Bhandarkar had expressed a desire to make CORPORATE 2. The movie had ended with Bipasha's character left all alone, fighting for justice.
Deepika is being approached to play the protagonist who takes a dig at the corporate world and exposes the malevolence that has become an intrinsic part of the business culture in the times of cutthroat competition. She gets even with those responsible for her (Bipasha) debacle.
Bips had received wide acclaim and fetched awards for her performance in the original film, but the makers are opting for a younger actress this time around, the reason why Deepika is being approached. Hope this decision to add a dash of exuberant youth to the character turns out to be equally fruitful for the makers this time too!