Sanjay Leela Bhansali dropped
Kareena Kapoor from his prestigious project Ram Leela
because he did not want a married actress to play the role of
Juliet in his movie. It was said that after Kareena, Priyanka
Chopra was considered to play the role of Juliet. But
reportedly, Bhansali also dropped Priyanka Chopra's name from the
list because of her dark complexion.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has signed Deepika Padukone for Ram
Leela because he wanted a fair actress to play Juliet. A
source told a leading daily, "Bhansali wanted a fair heroine to
play Leela. He approached Katrina but she did not have dates.
Deepika was the only one with available dates for the project.
Bhansali was only too happy to have her."
The source further added, "The other project was taking too much
time. The script wasn't ready. So Deepika simply transferred her
dates to Bhansali's film. She signed on the dotted lines only
recently. Bhansali had approached her about 25 days back. He was
considering a fresh face but was happy to have Deepika on
Well, what can we say.... Priyanka's loss is Deepika's gain!