New Delhi: National Award director Kabir Khan has rubbished the rumour about Deepika Padukone being a part of his next directorial, 'Tubelight.'
While rumours are rife that 30-year-old actress quitting the film because of not having good enough role, Kabir told ANI that he had never even spoken to Deepika about the film.
"I have never spoken to Deepika about the film. The earlier news that Deepika is going to be a part of the film was a rumour,still it spread like a fire. So, naturally, the news that she isn't doing the film does not surprise me, because I didn't even discuss it with her," said the 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' director.
He continued, "For now, just Salman Khan is the only lead of the film. We are still not sure who will become the female lead, but once we decide upon it, we will surely breakout the news."
Kabir added that he is excited about his film ' Tubelight', as it is a territory that he and Salman have not ventured yet.
Kabir Khan was in the national capital to receive National Award for 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' under the category of Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.