I had no option but to walk out of 'Race 2': Deepika

Added by harini on Feb 15, 2012

Deepika Padukone walking out of the movie ‘Race 2’ after the movie went on floors has created quite a stir in Bollywood. She has managed to anger someone like Ramesh Taurani, who is known for his mild manners.

Ramesh Taurani has labeled Deepika’s behavior as ‘unethical, unprofessional and unacceptable’.

But Deepika Padukone said that she had no other option but to walk out of the film because she couldn’t waste anymore time on it.

“I have tremendous respect for Rameshji and that was never my intention. I feel very bad about opting out of the film, but I have no other option. It was a very hard decision, but I had to make it as the dates kept going back and forth and I have other commitments too that I have to live up to,” she said in an interview to TOI.

The actress said that she was aware of the complaint lodged against her and she would be replying to it soon.

“Yes. They have asked me for my comments and I will be sending the same shortly. He alleges that you left the film after the shooting began? The film has been delayed for one-and-a-half years. I adjusted my dates all this time. And I would still do it, but now those dates are committed to other films. It's a genuine problem. I wasted four months last year that I had kept aside for this film, but now my other films are starting and I can't adjust more,” she said.

The actress though refused the claims of Ramesh Taurani that she wasn’t even interested to meet him.

“I never refused to meet him. I was not in the country, so I suggested he meet my managers. That day, I landed at 7am, and I had to shoot for the climax of "Cocktail" at 9am, and I told him that I would meet him after the shoot. But he came over on the sets and I explained my reasons for not being able to do the film,” she said.

Deepika also refused that she has given same dates to two different films.

“I haven't. My contract with TIPS was till 2011. I still wanted to do 'Race 2' despite the delay, but now my dates are clashing with other films. And much as I want to, there is nothing I can do about it,” she said.

She also added that Rajinikanth’s movie had been signed by her long ago and it was just recently that they decided to make it public.

The actress said her role in ‘Race 2’ was fantastic and any actress would be lucky to play the role.

“You know, it is a fantastic role. And I think that any actress would be lucky to do it,” she concluded.

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