By walking out of ‘Race 2’ at the last minute, Deepika Padukone has put the producer of the movie, Ramesh Taurani, in a tough spot. The movie has already gone on floors and Ramesh Taurani now has to find a replacement for the actress in a quick time.
The producer has turned to Priyanka Chopra and has sent her a SOS asking her if she would be willing to step into Deepika Padukone’s shoes.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that the producer has turned towards Priyanka Chopra. Earlier when the movie schedule of ‘Race 2’ was postponed and Deepika Padukone was contemplating of walking out of the movie as her dates clashed with Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’, Taurani had approached Priyanka Chopra. But even before the actress could respond, Deepika Padukone sorted out her dates and was back in the project.
It is reported that Priyanka Chopra might say yes as she found the script of ‘Race 2’ interesting.
“It would be rather nice if Priyanka accepts the offer. She had been considered for the role earlier as well. She is aware of the script. So there won't be any time lost over narration. Things can easily fall into place,” said a source close to the project to a daily.
The source added that Priyanka Chopra would be meeting Ramesh Taurani once she returns from shooting of ‘Krrish 3’ in Hyderabad.
Deepika Padukone is the second actress to walk out of ‘Race 2’ due to date problems. Sonakshi Sinha had earlier walked out of the movie for same reason.
The movie is a multi-starrer and features Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Amisha Patel. The producers are having a touch time in accommodating dates of all these celebrities.
“In a bid to accommodate all their dates, Deepika had to sacrifice her own. And Tips expected a commitment of 60 dates from her this year. Given that she had already committed dates to Ayan Mukerji, she was in no mood to rework her schedule again. She didn’t want to be a part of the film anymore and walked out of the film,” said a source close to Deepika.