Deepika Padukone has chosen Shuddhi over Bajirao Mastani, claim sources. She has apparently allotted bulk dates to it. “The dates Bhansali wanted from Deepika have been allotted to Karan Johar's 'Shuddhi'. This is why the actress is not in a position to play Mastani in the former's film,” a source is quoted as saying by a tabloid.
There was also a buzz that Bhansali is keen to have Ranveer Singh in the movie, but that’s also uncertain.