|Deepika Padukone’s hard work has started paying off! The actress, now called the queen of Rs 100 crore club, is in big demand especially after the blockbuster run of Chennai Express. We hear that the stunning Deeps is wanted for Dostana 2 as well! But wasn’t Katrina Kaif supposed to play the female lead?
The tinsel town is abuzz with the news that director Tarun Mansukhani is keen to have Deepika Padukone in the Dostana sequel. And that means Katrina Kaif, the original choice for the movie, may have lost out to her arch rival Deepika yet again. However, given Deepika’s packed diary, will she be able to do the film?
Actually, there are various reasons why Dostana 2 couldn’t take off even after being announced much earlier. It’s learnt that producer Karan Johar did approve a draft early this year and the crew was looking for an October start to the shoot, but not anymore.
“Tarun has been tirelessly working on the script of the sequel for quite some time now. However, Karan is a difficult man to please. Although, he had finally okayed a draft early this year, it seems now he is not too convinced about it anymore and wants Tarun to rework on it,” a source is quoted as saying.
If the movie starts around October, then Deepika might be able to give her dates to the film because later in January she will begin shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s next starring Ranbir Kapoor. If the first schedule of Dostana 2 gets delayed then she might have to say good bye to the project as she can’t make Imtiaz wait. Already Imtiaz’s dates are matched with Ranbir’s, who also has a choc-a-block shooting schedule, reveal reports.
So, if Deepika Padukone doesn’t do Dostana 2, Katrina Kaif stands a chance!
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