Makers of No Entry Mein Entry chalk up a tentative inventory of probable actresses so that Khan can take his pick
The search for the leading ladies (and there's quite a handful of them in this one) for Anees Bazmee's No Entry Mein Entry
is still on. The filmmaker had earlier confirmed that there will be nine female leads in his film opposite the three actors, all of whom will have a double role. Later, he had said that Bipasha Basu was being considered for a very special 10th female role. But the names, as it happens, have not been decided yet.
And we have learnt, that it's because the makers are still chalking up a list, an advert for which would read something like this:
Ten leading ladies for Anees Bazmee's next, No Entry Mein Entry.
A-lister who preferably shares a good equation with Salman Khan.
After all, it is the actor who will take the final call on the ten women who will get to star in the sequel to the 2005 comedy hit No Entry
. Salman, who is famous for his micromanagement of every aspect of the filmmaking process, according to sources, have decided to be the casting engineer for this one. "He wants only A-list names to be cast in the film," added the source close to Salman.
In fact, when we asked the filmmaker why it was taking so much time to finalise the names of the ten ladies, he reiterated the actor's diktat. "It can't be anything but the best girls. Just because there're ten girls in our film we can't fill up the roles with whoever is available. It has to be established names in all the roles," said Anees and added, "This is a very special film for Salman. It's his first double role since Judwaa
and the first sequel of his career. So everything has to be twice as grand as No Entry. We haven't been able to decide on any of the girls as yet. Because we want only the best. We're in the process of drawing up a list of possibilities. Then we'll take a call."
Needless to say, the applicants would be many considering Salman's box office record in the recent past. And though the filmmaker refused to give us any names that are on his list, we decided to chalk up one of our own...