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Here’s why Anushka Sharma rejected ‘Tamasha’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor

Not Deepika Padukone but Anushka Sharma was the first choice for the character of ‘Tara’ in Tamasha.
India TV Entertainment Desk April 12, 2016 14:23 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Imtiaz Ali directorial ‘Tamasha’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone won loads of critical acclaim. The movie was not a box office success but did manage to win the audiences’ heart, courtesy the return of magical pairing and phenomenal acting.

However, now we have learnt that Deepika Padukone was not the first choice for the film.

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According to the report published by Open Magazine, ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ actress Anushka Sharma was the first choice for the character of ‘Tara’. But, the lady declined the offer as she felt that the role wasn’t “meaty” enough for her.

A source was quoted as saying:

“As badly as she wanted to work with Ali, the role didn’t impress her at all. It wasn’t lengthy enough as it was primarily Ranbir’s film.”

This was when the movie landed in Deepika Padukone’s laps, who did complete justice to the role of ‘Tara’ and even bagged critical acclaim for it.

Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor were first paired in Bombay Velvet, which was a dud at box office. Now, they will be seen together in Karan Johar’s ''Ae Dil Hai Mushkil''.