Bollywood’s sexy actress Deepika Padukone is said to be upset at having been ‘left out’ of the scheme of things from superstar Rajnikanth’s upcoming film Kochadaiyan. Media reports pointed out that the tall and pretty Anushka is the frontrunner in the list of actresses who are under consideration by Soundarya, who directs her father in the film, to pair up opposite Superstar Rajnikanth.
Deepika Padukone was cast as Rajnikanth’s heroine in Raana whose muhurat was held on 29th April this year. Unfortunately, Rajnikanth fell ill on the same evening and was hospitalized twice in two hospitals in Chennai before being air-lifted to Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital for the treatment of the kidney problem which had been tormenting him for the past few months.
Though the shooting of the film was scheduled to re-commence in December, it is now said that the shooting may not start before August next year. Rajnikanth, in the meanwhile, would be starring in Kochadaiyan to be directed by Soundarya. The fact that nobody bothered to inform Deepika Padukone about the postponement of the already-delayed shooting schedule of Rana hasn’t gone down well with Deepika Padukone.
KS Ravikumar’s statement that Anushka was likely to be cast opposite Rajnikanth in his new film was the last draw as far as Deeps was concerned. An upset Deepika Padukone, when queried about the postponement of Rana’s shoot, said that she wasn’t formally informed about the same and added that it would be better if she is not asked about that. Sources close to her say that she has almost decided not to be part of the prestigious project any more.
Officially, though, she is still the heroine of Raana!