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Karan Johar to star Shashi Tharoor in his latest film: Sources

30, Oct 2012 By govindupadhyay

Mumbai/Delhi. Shashi Tharoor, who has been in news since a couple of days, first he was inducted in the cabinet, after the latter was reshuffled, and then had virtual fight with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site Twitter, is now ready to become a bollywood star.

Yes, he is going to be starred in the latest Karan Johar film, said a close friend of KJo. After the success of his unrealistic film SOTY, the filmmaker is ready to direct another film with Shashi Tharoor in the lead.

“We had a late night meeting, and he (KJo) came to a conclusion that he’ll star Shashi Tharoor in his next film”, said the source. The film is supposed to be titled “POTY: Pati Of The Year”.

It is to be learnt that, NaMo recently said, “Wah kya girlfriend hai. Aapne kabhi dekha hai 50 crore ka girlfriend”. And after his comment, Digvijay Singh came out with fire saying that how can the man who doesn’t understand simple Hindi grammar dream of becoming the PM of India. But, after some BJP leaders fired back on the UPA Supremo Sonia Gandhi, then Diggy claimed that his quote was taken out of context. “I said that India is lacking primary education about Hindi, so we need to implement programs to curb this situation, but the media misquoted”.

Shashi Tharoor in reply to Narendra Modi’s comment tweeted, “@narendramodi My wife is worth a lot more than your imaginary 50 crores. She is priceless. But you need2be able2love some1 2understand that”.

And it was after this tweet that forced KJo to think about starring him, said the source. His (Shashi) love towards his wife touched the heart of Karan to the core, as he said “It is difficult to find such love for a wife, and that too third wife, it is commendable”. This is how he came up up with the idea of POTY.

The movie will also star Sunanda Pushkar, Digvijay Singh and NaMo is supposed to be in guest appearance. Baba Sehgal is named as the lyricist of the film, as Shashi Tharoor is quite impressed by his rhyming schemes. Baba Sehgal tweeted, “Phoolon ka taaron ka sabka kehna hai, POTY ka lyrics mujhko likhna hai”. The music director is still to be decided. The shoot of the film is supposed to start on Karwa Chauth i.e 2nd November 2012.

We tried calling KJo and sent some SMSes but Karan Johar was unavailable for his comments.