Madhur Bhandarkar is having a tough time deciding on an actor to play Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's young lover in Heroine.
While Arjun Rampal has been signed to play a male lead, there's another role for a younger actor who Ash romances and gets into a serious relationship with, in the film. The three actors in running for this role are Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan and Prateik.
A source says, "Ash has a very interesting track with a young actor who falls in love with her. He basically uses her to climb the social ladder and make it big in the industry. There are also a few romantic scenes between the actor and Ash. It's a role that's being battled for between the three actors."
While Imran and Ranbir were the two obvious first choices, Prateik's name has given the development an interesting twist. None of the mentioned actors have worked with Ash and the pairing would be a first time. The source adds, "The decision is yet to be made but it will be one of these three guys. Madhur is still in the process of casting and will be making his decision in the coming weeks."