Says a source in Balaji, "Initially, Deepika Padukone was to do the role. The casting of the duo together after Love Aaj Kal had its appeal. But the actress begged off when she heard that the chote nawab was having second thoughts and that Abhay Deol would fill in for him.
“However, Saif decided to stay with the project after a long discussion with his Omkara director. Meanwhile, with Dippy gone, there was a fresh hunt for the leading lady. Vidya was part of Bhardwaj-produced Ishqiya. The actress, director and producer are keen to work together in this film and are currently working on the dates."
Balan is already doing Dirty Picture with Balaji and Dream Sequence will be her second film with the company.
Vidya Balan has signed up for another film with Saif Ali Khan after five years. The pair was last seen together in Vinod Chopra's Parineeta (2005). This time they come together in Balaji Motion Pictures' Dream Sequence to be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.