Director Imtiaz Ali’s cult hit Rockstar launched 9 years in the past. The movie cemented Ranbir Kapoor as a quintessential Imtiaz hero, and gave Nargis Fakhri her Bollywood debut.
However do you know that Imtiaz had initially eyed Deepika Padukone for the lead function? In a put up on her web site years later, the filmmaker had written about their assembly, and the way the collaboration by no means got here to go.
In his 2019 put up, he described the assembly: “She received off the automotive on the lodge porch and checked out me. I instantly knew that that is the lady I’ve come to fulfill. She additionally instantly knew that I’m the director she had come to fulfill as a result of she had these eyes, that regarded as in the event that they know.”
He added, “None of Deepika’s films had launched until then. I had come to fulfill her for Rockstar. I wished her for Rockstar however the film didn’t get made until a few years later. I labored together with her in different films. Many issues occurred over a few years at many locations, all of which I’d neglect, however I’ll always remember the lady who stepped out of the automotive on the lodge and checked out me as if she knew.”
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Deepika labored with Imtiaz in 2009’s Love Aaj Kal, after which in Cocktail, which Imtiaz co-wrote, and Tamasha, co-starring Ranbir. Deepika and Ranbir, in the meantime, have starred collectively in Yah Jawaani Hai Deewani and Bachna Ae Haseeno.
Imtiaz’s most up-to-date movie was a poorly obtained remake of Love Aaj Kal, starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan. He additionally created the Netflix sequence She.
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