Buzz has it that Deepika Padukone, who was the first choice for Aanand L Rai’s film starring Shah Rukh Khan, won’t be a part of the film any longer. And the makers are now planning to rope in Anushka Sharma for the film.
Deepika Padukone has just returned to India after wrapping up her first Hollywood project, XXX The Return of Xander Cage. But while the actor was busy shooting for her film in Canada, she has lost out on an important project. Buzz has it that Deepika Padukone, who was the first choice for Aanand L Rai’s film starring Shah Rukh Khan, won’t be a part of the film any longer.
According to a report in Mid-Day , the makers are no longer interested in Deepika playing the leading lady and, now, have set their eyes on the Sultan actor for the role. A source was quoted as telling the tabloid, “Deepika was most likely to do the film, making it her fifth screen pairing with Shah Rukh, who will be seen playing a dwarf. But, as luck would have it, things did not work out between her and the makers and now, there is a possibility that Anushka might do it.”
Buzz has it that Deepika has too many projects in her kitty and that’s the reason behind her opting out of the film.
“Despite the strong buzz about Deepika doing the film, she could not confirm her presence. She has a couple of projects in hand at the moment and is undecided on which one to do. So, now, Anushka has been approached,” added another source.
If things go as planned, it would be the second time that Anushka will replace Deepika in a film. Earlier, the Bajirao Mastani actor was said to play the leading lady in Salman Khan’s Sultan. But later, the makers roped in Anushka for the role.
On the work front, Deepika will be next seen in her Hollywood debut film. While Anushka is awaiting the release of Sultan this Eid.