Deepika Padukone to star in 'Fast and Furious 7'

Deepika Padukone is definitely setting the world of filmmaking on fire in the present phase of her career. With two consecutive mega hits in Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani and Chennai Express she has recently been crowned as the 200 crore queen of Bollywood. She is currently fully involved in the shooting of her next film Happy new year in the internationally famous Atlantis The Palm resort in Dubai with Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. But, even during these busy days, the actress is reported to have bagged a coveted Bollywood role, pushing aside such contenders as Kangana Ranaut and Chitrangda Singh. And this is no small role. It is a part in the $2.37 million dollar franchise – the seventh installment of the famous Fast and the Furious. The rumor mills are churning fast and have come up with another snippet. Supposedly, Isabel – the younger sister of Katrina Kaif, who is a staunch rival of Deepika, was also a contender for the part.

According to reports, the scouting talents were asked to find someone “like Deepika Padukone” and she was one of the first artists approached. She will be playing a significant role where she will be working with such Hollywood faces like Jason Statham, Kurt Russel, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. Most of the shooting is set in Abu Dhabi and Tokyo. In typical Hollywood style it is expected to take around six months to finalize the contract. In the meantime neither Deepika nor her spokesperson is allowed to say anything about the project.

However, no official confirmation is forthcoming. Messages to the manager of the actress are going unanswered while her fan club is denying any truth in the news on Twitter. So, it remains to be seen whether the leggy beauty will join the impressive collection of artists who have appeared in Hollywood. Such artists include Tabu in The Namesake and Life Of Pi; Irrfan in The Namesake, The Amazing Spider-Man and  Life Of Pi), Amitabh Bachchan in The Great Gatsby; Anil Kapoor in Slumdog Millionaire, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Anupam Kher in Silver Linings Playbook; Aishwarya Rai Bachchan inBride and Prejudice, The Pink Panther 2, The Mistress Of Spices and Provoked; Om Puri in City Of Joy, The Ghost And The Darkness, East Is East; Naseeruddin Shah in The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Great New Wonderful and Shabana Azmi in Midnight's Children and City Of Joy.