A jasoos informs me that Sonam Kapoor was the first name suggested as the leading lady in the Mani Ratnam production to be helmed by his erstwhile assistant, Shiva.
So? So, I’m told that Vivek Oberoi,who was also an important part of the team discussing the possible heroines, thumbed down the idea. Apparently, he claimed to knowing her since he was a 10-year-old boy and the two didn’t exactly see eye to eye even then. Nonetheless, Shiva still decided to go ahead and approach the Kapoor kudi for the role. But, the young vivacious actress politely declined. My khabru says it’s because Sonam is not too keen on working with Vivek.