Deepika Padukone, who had expressed her desire to work with Salman Khan, may play his female lead in Kabir Khan’s next under Yash Raj banner. The Break Ke Baad girl has left Katrina Kaif behind in the race. How did Deepika land the role? “They needed a young A-lister opposite Salman for the film. So it had to be Katrina, Deepika, Kareena or Priyanka. Kareena and Priyanka are not in the running anymore. After the misunderstanding over the promos of Roadside Romeo, YRF is not too keen on Kareena. As for Priyanka, though she had patched up with Salman, the chances of the two working together are very less,” a source said.
As reported earlier, Salman is becoming a hindrance for his ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s career as he is not too keen on working with her. This has increased Deepika’s chances all the more. Now, both Aditya Chopra and Kabir Khan are considering Deepika for the role. Speculations are doing rounds that Kaif may herself opt out of the film to avoid controversies, it was reported. All things are going in favour of the Om Shanti Om star who has wanted to work with Salman from long. “Just one dance with Salman is not enough. I would want to do a full-fledged film with him,” Deepika had said in an event after the Dabangg star had expressed his desire to do a song with her. “I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with the biggest names in the industry. Now, I would like to work with Salman. I feel he is a very honest person. He is genuine about what he feels and from what I have read and known about him, he seems to be very caring,” said Deepika. Seems like Dips is getting back at Katrina for stealing Ranbir and Salman is happy to oblige.