Is Deepika Padukone replacing Varun Dhawan in Badlapur 2?

Is Deepika Padukone replacing Varun Dhawan in Badlapur 2?
Gossips mills are abuzz with the rumours that Deepika Padukone is being considered for Dinesh Vijan’s Badlapur sequel. In the earlier part, Varun Dhawan played the lead role in the film. Dhawan played the role of Raghu, a killing machine out to seek revenge from his wife’s murderers.
Now, if reports are to be believed, Deepika is all set to step into Varun Dhawan’s shoes. Deepika is also likely do the same kind of role as Varun did. A source confirmed a leading daily, “A sequel to Badlapur, with a female protagonist and a completely new cast, is being planned. Dinesh has bounced the idea off to Deepika and she has loved it. It’s a character-driven role, just like Varun’s was in Badlapur. The script isn’t ready yet and once that’s done, the producer will give the actress a full narration and get her dates blocked for the film.”
Deepika Padukone will be featured in Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta’s title track. Deepika is seen wearing a gorgeous black dress with cutwork and embellishments. She compliments it with her thick wavy hair and heavily kohled eyes.
Dinesh, who makes his directorial debut with Raabta, earlier said, “Deepika Padukone is very lucky for me. I asked her, if she could do a song for me. She came down to Budapest and we shot it.”
Dinesh has produced Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail and Finding Fanny, where Deepika played lead roles.
It’ll be interesting to see Deepika on a revenge spree in Badlapur 2?