|Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have indeed emerged as Bollywood’s most favourite pair on screen. No wonder, producers and directors are lining up to cast the two together, and one among them is the maverick Imtiaz Ali.
The Jab We Met director Imtiaz Ali, who gave Ranbir Kapoor a critically acclaimed film like Rockstar, is gearing up for his next. The director has already finalized Ranbir and, if reports are to be believed, is keen to sign Deepika Padukone opposite him. It’s even said that it was Ranbir who suggested Deepika’s name to Imtiaz.
“Ranbir was on-board for almost a year. Though Imtiaz and Ranbir had discussed various options for the lead actress, they were still debating on who was the best choice. It was during the shooting of YJHD, that Ranbir suggested Deepika’s name,” a source is quoted as saying by a tabloid.
Deepika Padukone has already worked with Imtiaz Ali in Love Aaj Kal, and the director even wrote Cocktail for her. Apparently, Imtiaz was open to the idea of having Deepika on board. Then the super success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani too worked in Deepika’s favour.
For now Deepika Padukone is tightlipped about the project which might see her rekindling the on-screen romance with ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor.
Ranbir and Deepika weren’t aware of the magic of their sizzling chemistry until Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hit the theatres and raked in the moolah, earning almost 190 crores at the box office. The former lovers are now good friends, and have no qualms in working with each other. In fact, Ranbir wants his pairing with Deepika as iconic as Raj Kapoor-Nargis and Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha.