Director Pa. Ranjith has put the rumour mill to rest that actress Deepika Padukone has bagged the role of the lead actress in his next yet-untitled Tamil project with superstar Rajinikanth.
This can come as a bad news for Deepika Padukone fans who were willing to see the actress share the screen with superstar Rajinikanth. Rumours were rife that the pretty actress is going to act alongside Rajinikanth for the second time after Kochadaiiyaan
âPreviously, Deepika Padukone was signed to act with the superstar Rajinikanth in KS Ravikumar’s Rana. But the movie had shelved due to the health issues of the actor.
As a reply to a Twitter user on Friday evening, Ranjith said that the news about Deepika being cast in his next project is untrue.
Earlier, it was rumoured that Radhika Apte was being considered for the same role. Vidya Balan was also speculated to be finalised as the lead actress in Rajinikanth’s next.
Ranjith and Rajinikanth reunite after last year's Tamil blockbuster "Kabali".
While the genre of the film remains a mystery, what is known is that Dhanush will be bankrolling the project. It is believed that the film will go on the floors from later this year.
(With IANS Inputs)