Subhash Ghai revealed in an interview to a magazine that Rishi Kapoor wanted Deepika Padukone to do an item number in their upcoming film Kaanchi. The dimpled beauty had other plans and didn't accept the offer.
Subhash Ghai said, "Rishi Kapoor insisted on Deepika Padukone. I
thought the song should be picturised on her. I refused but he
dialled her thinking I can't get her, and put her on me. She also
didn't know what to say. So she spoke to me and asked for time to
think. She turned it down saying she has been offered many such
songs and if she says yes to me, she has to say yes to others too.
I felt so relieved! Main darr raha tha ki agar woh haan kar degi to
main mar jaoonga. Kanchi ke aage agar Deepika khadi hui to mere
heroine ko kaun dekhega?"
Subhash Ghai would be one relieved man after Deepika Padukone
refused to do the item number.
However, it is surprising that how Rishi Kapoor wanted only
Deepika Padukone, especially after their bitter episode that
created controversy in a famous television show wherein Sonam
Kapoor and Deepika said unpleasant things about his son Ranbir