According to reports, actress Deepika Padukone is unhappy with filmmaker Aanand L Rai for casting actress Katrina Kaif in his next project.
Although Rai has not officially announced Kaif as the female lead alongside Shah Rukh Khan in his film, there are strong reports indicating that Baar Baar Dekho girl has bagged the role.
The role has been reserved for Deepika earlier, according to sources.
It is said that Padukone was Rai’s first choice for the role but due to her hectic Hollywood schedule she didn’t have dates. Since Deepika has completed her Hollywood project she is not happy with him for opting for someone else without asking her.
Ananda was keen on reining in Deepika but due to her busy schedules with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati he has been compelled to talk to Katrina who had willingly accepted the offer which will start shooting in December.
Deepika is angry because she claims she wasn’t asked for a second time to play the female lead.
All this is good news for Katrina who is trying to bounce back from two box office failures. Her character in the current film Baar Baar Dekho has not impressed too many critics and her role in Anand’s next venture opposite SRK will offer her a platform to repair any possible blemish in her career.
She is also reported to have signed for Raat Baaki opposite Fawad Khan. – CINEWS