Genelia Deshmukh has signed Aamir Khan’s upcoming film Sitaare Zameen Par, a new report has claimed. The actress has collaborated with Aamir 16 years ago, when he produced her film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa. The film also starred his nephew Imran Khan, who played her love interest. Now, Genelia will be sharing the screen with Aamir. As per reports, she will be seen playing Aamir’s love interest.
A source claimed that Genelia was brought on board after ‘ample discussions.’ “Aamir believes that Genelia fits the part of a strong independent woman like a hand in a glove. After ample discussions with his director, Aamir has got Genelia on board the film as the female lead. Genelia will play Aamir’s love interest and also be on a journey with the protagonist in training a team of specially-abled,” the insider told Pinkvilla.
“Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na was produced by Aamir and this one has him in the lead. Genelia is also very excited to play the part and team up with Aamir for the first time. It’s a perfect casting given the demand of script and character arc,” the source added.
Aamir confirmed that he will be making his Bollywood comeback with Sitaare Zameen Par. “I’m starring in and producing this film ‘Sitaare Zameen Par’. We are going ten steps ahead with the theme of ‘Taare Zameen Par’. That film made you cry, this one will make you laugh. In ‘Taare…’ I helped Darsheel’s character, but in this film nine people, with their own set of problems, will help me,” Aamir said.
Sitaare Zameen Par will mark Aamir Khan’s comeback to the big screen after the flop of Laal Singh Chaddha. Released in 2022, the film also starred Kareena Kapoor Khan and was the official remake of Hollywood movie Forrest Gump.