Not Kangana Ranaut, But Deepika Padukone Will Star in Anurag Basu’s Imli?

Everyone is wary of the fact that Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut are not the best of friends in Bollywood. In fact, whenever the latter gets a chance, she does not hold back any of her sweet comments for the superstar. Turns out, Kangana might just get another chance to grab attention with this one, for the latest report from Bollywood suggests that ace film director, Anurag Basu is in talks with Deepika Padukone for his next project titled Imli, in which Kangana was supposed to feature.

Anurag Basu is currently busy shooting for Life In a Metro sequel which, like the last one will have an interesting ensemble cast. Post this, he will begin shooting for Imli. Apparently, the filmmaker was supposed to begin shooting for Imli with Kangana Ranaut, but she, if sources are to be believed, walked out of it. Bollywood Hungama reports that now, the team is considering Deepika Padukone for the lead role. She has been sent the script for reading and chances are she will sign the dotted line. But nothing has been made official so far.

Kangana Ranaut started her Bollywood career with Anurag Basu’s Gangster opposite Shiney Ahuja and Emraan Hashmi. Later, she also worked with him in Life In a Metro opposite Sharman Joshi and Kay Kay Menon. A source was quoted as saying,

“Kangana Ranaut had walked out of filmmaker Anurag Basu’s forthcoming movie Imli citing difference in opinion. As the two of them couldn’t reunite after Gangster and Life In A Metro, the filmmaker has now approached Deepika Padukone to play the lead role in the film. As Deepika is busy with Chhapaak, the conversations between the filmmaker and the actress have been more than positive.”

The reports circling around state that Kangana chose to walk out of the project because of her difference of opinion with the director but he has always maintained that it was because she was supposed to begin shooting last November but couldn’t because of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and then nothing fell right in place.

Kangana Ranaut

This is why both moved on to their respective projects. Basu got busy with Life In a Metro sequel and Kangana started shooting for Panga. Well, if everything goes right and Deepika chooses to be a part of this project, then we would see the director and the actor collaborating for the first time.

Deepika Padukone Vikrant Massey Chhapaak

Currently, Deepika is busy shooting for Chhapaak alongside Vikrant Massey. One of the kissing scenes video of the two was also leaked from the Delhi sets and got viral in no time. The movie is based on the life of Laxmi – an acid attack survivor. The Meghna Gulzar directorial is scheduled to hit the theatres on January 10, 2020.

Are you excited to see Deepika collaborating with Anurag Basu for Imli? Tell us in the comments down below.


Ayushi Jain

The Weirder Twin. Socially Awkward Cancerian. Loves words, not much when spoken. Tends to Doodle. Mostly found binging shows and movies. And is a big Time Procrastinator!
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