Deepika rejects film opposite Shah Rukh for beau Ranveer?

Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the blockbuster ‘Om Shanti Om’ almost a decade ago, but looks like the leggy actress isn’t interested in working with King Khan now. Reportedly, Deepika has turned down a film opposite Shah Rukh.

The ‘Piku’ actress, who has also starred opposite Shah Rukh in ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Happy New Year’, was offered to play the female lead in Anand L. Rai’s next project starring the ‘Raees’ actor. But Deepika has politely refused to star in the film, and it has nothing to do with any change in the relationship equation of Shah Rukh and Deepika. Both the actors are still good friends.

The actual reason for Deepika rejecting the film is because her dates were clashing with another film which also stars her alleged boyfriend Ranveer Singh. The film in question is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama ‘Padmavati’, which has already lost precious time due to the attacks on its sets, by miscreants claiming the film distorts history.   

A report in Mumbai Mirror quoted a source as saying, “While Deepika was quite keen on doing the film, unfortunately, her dates were clashing with those allotted to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’. Since she has already committed her dates to SLB’s historical, she had to say no to Aanand L Rai.”

Reportedly, Shah Rukh will be seen in the role of a dwarf in the said film. Earlier, Katrina Kaif’s name was also doing the rounds for the same project. It remains to be seen who will play the leading lady in the much-talked-about film.