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Not Nargis Fakhri, Deepika Padukone Was To Romance Ex Ranbir Kapoor In Rockstar

Not Nargis Fakhri, Deepika Padukone Was To Romance Ex Ranbir Kapoor In Rockstar

Remember Heer Kaul, a Kashmiri girl studying at St Stephen’s College, who fell for Janardhan aka Jordan? We are talking about the movie Rockstar. While Nargis Fakhri looked beautiful opposite Ranbir Kapoor, the audience seriously questioned her acting skills.

Now, what if we tell you actress Deepika Padukone was the first choice to play the same role? Director Imtiaz Ali has revealed that it could have been DP romancing Ranbir in Jordan, but things didn’t work out with the actress. Deepika and Ranbir had broken up by the time the movie came out, could that have been one of the reasons?


Also read: Lessons to learn from exes Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Singh who are still friends

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The director, reportedly, wrote a testimonial on Deepika’s website, deepiapadukone.com, “She got off the car at the hotel porch and looked at me. I immediately knew that this is the girl I have come to meet. She also immediately knew that I am the director she had come to meet because she had those eyes, that looked as if they know."

He further said that though he wanted her for Rockstar, the movie didn’t happen for a long time."None of Deepika’s movies had released till then. I had come to meet her for Rockstar. I wanted her for Rockstar but the movie did not get made till many years later. I worked with her in other movies. Many things happened over many years at many places, all of which I might forget, but I will never forget the girl who stepped out of the car at the hotel and looked at me as if she knew,” revealed the director.

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This director-actor duo has worked together in films like Tamasha, Love Aaj Kal and Cocktail. And we have to say, we loved the results. 

We would have also loved to see Deepika romancing Ranbir in Rockstar, but Deepika-Ranbir fans should not lose heart. While you didn’t get to see them together in Rockstar, Ranbir and Deepika will soon reunite for Luv Ranjan’s next action-thriller. Deepika, at the moment, is in London shooting for Kabir Khan’s 83, in which she will portray the role of Romi Dev, wife of Kapil Dev, opposite real-life husband Ranveer Singh.

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We are sure waiting to see this real-life jodi play husband and wife on reel life as well! 

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