Reports say that the makers of the film always kept Deepika Padukone as the second option. They anticipated much before that the delay in the movie launch would definitely create some date issues with Sonakshi Sinha, as she is one of the most in-demand actresses in Bollywood. The movie bosses were prepared for it, claim reports.
However, it is not sure whether the makers of the film have approached Deepika Padukone or not. Going by the reports, Kamal Hassan has already offered her the role but the Bollywood actress is yet to approve the project. Industry insiders say that if the actress agrees to act in the film, then it would be a rare feat for an actress to pair the Tamil superstars in her first and second film.
It may be recalled here that Sonakshi Sinha was earlier overlooked by the makers of Rajinikanth's upcoming film Rana. It is because the superstar was uncomfortable acting opposite her, as she is the daughter of his close friend Shatrughan Sinha. Later, she was replaced by Deepika Padukone.