Anil Kapoor has been cast as the Quizmaster in Danny Boyle 's Slumdog Millionaire - a British movie based on Vikas Swarup's book Q&A - after both Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan turned down the role.
"Danny was in Mumbai scouting for a location to film the movie. But things didn't work out with either SRK or the Big B and so now Anil will be playing the role. An announcement should come soon," says a source.
The source adds that Kapoor and Boyle have had quite a few closed door meetings.
"Everything has been very hush hush. Things are being kept under a wrap. The set is being constructed and Danny is putting the final touches to the script. The initial filming has already begun. They don't want to disclose much and therefore are keeping everything very quiet and closed from the public. The film has generated a lot of interest in the West."
Danny Boyle has delivered superhits such as Trainspotting, Millions, 28 Days Later and The Beach.