There were reports in the media that Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra were in the contention. But what clinched the role for Deepika is the fact that the heroine should be a Southie as the film is about the hero going on a pilgrimage from Mumbai to Rameswaram and meets the heroine in the train after the train enters the Southern region.
Interestingly, Rohit Shetty made eight films so far and all of them were with Ajay Devgan. Both Ajay and Rohit were pals and their respective fathers Veeru Devgan and M. B. Shetty were stunt masters. Chennai Express is the first film Rohit is directing without Ajay Devgn.
Chennai Express will have plenty of romance, comedy and action. The story is written by Rohit himself.
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