Deepika Padukone turns down Salman Khan
Deepika Padukone is the most sought after actress in Bollywood today. Her journey began from a successful modelling career to her debut in Bollywood with ‘Om Shanti Om’ alongside the King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan. Now the dimpled lady is reigning in the industry with a Rs. 100 crore hat trick and a haul of trophies from award shows this year. She is full for the whole of 2014 and there are producers lining up for more. She has worked with a lot of the top stars in Bollywood, but one actor who remains on her wish list to work with, is the superstar, Salman Khan. She is very intent on working with him and has always expressed a keen interest on this. Therefore, Sooraj Barjatya zeroed in on Deepika for his next venture alongside Salman Khan, ‘Bade Bhaiya’. Sooraj Barjatya and Salman will be reuniting for a movie after the films, ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ and ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. The film is slated for a tentative release in 2015.
Unfortunately, Deepika is in a fix as she has date issues before she can commit to the movie, provided she can. The ‘Chennai Express’ actress might find it difficult to work with Salman as she has already signed up for a film directed by Imtiaz Ali. The interesting news is that in the movie, she will be paired against her ex boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor with whom she had worked with last year in the blockbuster hit, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.
Due to this, her dates with Sooraj are clashing with the dates already allotted to Imtiaz. Deepika is very excited to work with Imtiaz Ali after they worked together in ‘Love Aaj Kal’ along with Saif Ali Khan. Although Ranbir and Deepika broke up in real life, they are still considered one of the most beautiful reel life couples in Bollywood, more so after ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.
Sooraj Barjatya requires Deepika to assign 120 days for the shoot from June onwards. Both he and Salman hope to get Deepika on board. But, as Deepika has committed her dates from July to December for Imtiaz’s film, she might have to turn down Salman this time. This will be sad news for Salman’s fans who hoped to see the magic between Salman and Deepika on screen. At present, she is yet to decide as she has not worked with Salman before.