Deepika Padukone was the first choice to romance Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar, reveals Imtiaz Ali


Deepika Padukone was the first choice to romance Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar, reveals Imtiaz Ali

Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali have worked together in films such as Love Aaj Kal and Tamasha is something that all their fans cherish but little did we know that Imtiaz wanted to rope in Deepika Padukone for Rockstar. That’s right! Imtiaz Ali, who recently, wrapped up the shooting of Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan’s Aaj Kal, which happens to be a sequel to Love Aaj Kal, shared that when he met Deepika for the first time, he wanted to offer her a role in Rockstar.

“She got off the car at the hotel porch and looked at me. I immediately knew that this is the girl I have come to meet. She also immediately knew that I am the director she had come to meet because she had those eyes, that looked as if they know,” Imtiaz said, adding, “None of Deepika’s movies had released till then. I had come to meet her for Rockstar. I wanted her for Rockstar but the movie did not get made till many years later. I worked with her in other movies. Many things happened over many years at many places, all of which I might forget, but I will never forget the girl who stepped out of the car at the hotel and looked at me as if she knew”

Well, had Imtiaz’s initial plan worked out, then looks like instead of Nargis Fakhri, Deepika would be romancing Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar. But like they say, let bygones be bygones and we are sure Imtiaz might just get both Deepika and Ranbir together in the future for a film. On the work front, Deepika recently wrapped up Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak in which she plays the role of an acid attack survivor and currently, she is in London shooting for Kabir Khan’s 83 in which she will be essaying the role of Romi Dev, wife of Kapil Dev.

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