Mumbai: ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ sizzler Anushka Sharma will be romancing Deepika Padukone’s ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in Ayaan Mukerji next film.
Apparently, Ayaan’s second film with Ranbir and KJo’s Dharma Productions has replaced Deepika Padukone for Anushka Sharma.
Talking to a daily, a source said, “Deepika and Ayaan have been great friends for a long time now. While discussing the film, Deepika suggested that she wanted to be a part of the film. Ayaan thought she was apt for the role. However, there have been many ifs and buts since then. Ranbir’s then girlfriend, Katrina, was not very happy with Deepika being a part of the film. Besides, there were speculations about Katrina herself doing the movie.”
“However, after Ranbir and Katrina’s recent break up and the actor’s link-up to various women including Anushka, she seemed like the next obvious option for the role. And so, now, Anushka has been finalised for the film,” added the source.
When contacted, producer Karan Johar said, “Ayaan is still writing the film. He will lock his script in a month and then we will finalise everything. Right now the only person signed for the film is myself as the producer.”
Both Ayaan and Anushka were unavailable for comment.