Deepika pairs opposite Abhishek

After Asin walked out of Ashutosh Gowariker’s next project, ‘Khelenge Jee Jaan Se’, Deepika Padukone has been decided to play the lead role opposite Abhishek Bachchan. Deepika is more than happy to work with Ashutosh as well as Abhishek.

A source says, “After Asin walked out of the film citing date issues, Ashutosh considered Genelia D’Souza, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. But it was Deepika who landed the role. She is more than happy to be working with Ashu sir and immediately grabbed the role. For the first time, she is paired with Abhishek and is very excited to be working in a period film (the film is about the Chittagong Uprising). Deepika has already started preparing for her role.”

A source informs as why Asin bagged out of the role, “Asin didn’t feel her role was substantial and backed out after a month of signing the film. The actress seems to be getting choosy about her work after her recent film, London Dreams bombed at the box-office. She doesn’t want to take a risk after her launch in Bollywood with Aamir Khan.”

Sunita Gowarikar said, “Yes. Deepika is on. We are really looking forward to working with her.”