Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was reportedly in talks with Chimbudevan's men for his next movie with Illayathalapathy Vijay. It was widely reported that she had been roped in to play the female lead role. But now, it appears like she has opted out of the film and paved way for Shruti Hassan for the role.
The latest buzz says that the talks between Deepika Padukone and Chimbudevan have failed and the Bollywood actress has opted out of the project. The actress, who is making her Tamil debut in Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiiyaan, had reportedly shown interest to act alongside the Illayathalapathy. But in the end, she has dropped the project for some reasons.
The readymade reason for Deepika Padukone opting out of the Tamil film is date issues. We have to note that Chimbudevan had reportedly knocked Priyanka Chopra's doors. But she too could not take up for some reasons even though she wanted to return to Kollywood after a long time.
Nonetheless, the makers of the film were forced to look out for the next available best option. They thought of many names from Nayantara to Anushka Shetty. Well, the top actresses are busy with multiple projects. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Deepika's Loss Is Shruti's Gain
After Deepika Padukone turned down the offer, the movie bosses short-listed the actresses list of in which Shruti Hassan also featured.
Shruti Hassan, The Best Bet!
The movie bosses felt that Shruti Hassan would be the best bet, as she is familiar with our working style and culture. Moreover, she could easily adapt to the local situations unlike the heavyweight B-town girls.
Shruti In Surya's Film Too
It is reported that Shruti Hassan has been approached and the talks are on. More or less, the actress, who has also been approached by Venkat Prabhu for his next film with Surya, is likely to take up the film.
Shruti Hassan has not worked with Vijay till date. Hence, the actress has decided to manage her dates to work with the actor, who is very close to her father Kamal Hassan.
Vijay Busy With Kaththi
Meanwhile, Chimbudevan, who is basking in the good words of Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaniyum, has started working on the project. On the other end, Vijay is completely occupied with AR Murugadoss' movie Kaththi.