Deepika Padukone just won’t quit surprising us. Deepika has been chosen by Vanity Fair magazine as Hollywood’s Next Generation, she is reportedly charging a record Rs 12 crore for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati and is now coming together with lucky mascot Shah Rukh Khan in Aanand L Rai’s next. Phew Deepika, don’t you ever tire?
Aanand L Rai’s next with SRK has been in news regarding its female lead ever since the announcement. And the filmmaker has always kept mum about the casting of the leading actress in the film. As the curiosity among the fans is rising day-by-day, rumours are abuzz that Deepika Padukone has been roped in to play the leading lady.
According to a source quoted by BollywoodLife.com, “Discussions are almost through and she is likely to sign the film soon.” Earlier there were reports that Katrina Kaif might feature in the Tanu Weds Manu Returns helmer’s next opposite the 50-year-old Fan star. However, Rai hasn’t confirmed on the development yet and had said that he is working on the film which is a love story and it will take little more time than what he had expected. However, the source insists that it is Deepika who has bagged the lead role in this film.
Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan’s jodi has been successful so far. They have delivered hits like Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express and Happy New Year. All these films made it to the coveted Rs. 100-crore list.
The film has already created a strong buzz as it will see Shah Rukh Khan playing a dwarf for the first time on screen. And if sources are to be believed, it will be a double treat for fans seeing Deepika and SRK sizzle once again on screen.