Guess who was Imtiaz Ali’s first choice to play the female lead opposite Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Rockstar’? No…not Katrina Kaif but Deepika Padukone!
Apparently, the ace director Imtiaz Ali grew so fond of Deepika’s acting skills after working with her in ‘Love Aaj Kal’ that he wanted to cast her in the movie. Here’s what he said, "I always wanted to cast Deepika in Rockstar. The first time I had met her, many years back, I wanted to cast her in
Rockstar. But then I did Love Aaj Kal with her. Now, when Rockstar was finally getting made, I realised there were many scenes which were similar for the girls' characters in the two movies. That whole conflict of getting married but realising that she is somewhere else in her mind. And there were other scenes also in the second half of Love Aaj Kal which had the same conflict that Heer (Nargis Fakhri) had in Rockstar. So I thought if I cast Deepika again, it would look exactly the same. And the bluff will be called."
But given Nargis Fakhri’s performance in the movie and Ranbir and Deepika’s sizzling chemistry in all their movies so far, we wish if the original pair would have come true!
Nevertheless, the two actors are pairing up once again for Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Tamasha’!