Deepika steps into Kareena’s shoes
When Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor approached Kareena Kapoor for a film opposite serial kisser Emraan Hashmi, she was more than happy to accept the film but she took no time to decline it. What made Kareena Kapoor to reject the movie is not yet know. But when Ekta and Karan went up to Kareena with the project, she said that she is happy to be a part of the project and asked them to adjust the date as her marriage will be round the corner of the movie shooting.
After Kareena stepped out of the project, Deepika Padukone was approached and she immediately grab the opportunity and signed on the dotted line before leaving for Turkey.
"It is strange Kareena was not happy with her role. She also told Ekta and Karan that her wedding would be around the same time they wanted to start shooting for the film. It`s a heroine-oriented film and Emraan is not the mainstay of the project. Deepika was so excited about her role that she agreed to it a couple of days before boarding the flight to Turkey, where she is currently shooting for Race 2," a source close to the Balaji-Dharma said.
It is also heard that Bebo refused the film as she does not want to be directed by a newcomer and want Karan to direct the film.
Interestingly, the ‘Heroine’ star later had a change of mind but it was too
late as Deepika already been finalized for the movie.