Any hopes of seeing Deepika Padukone sharing screen space with Varun Dhawan anytime soon can be brushed aside.

Padukone and Dhawan were rumoured to be working together for the first time in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘October’. However, a source told Bombay Times, “The film revolves around Varun’s character. Primarily, the heroine’s role isn’t too lengthy in terms of screen time. So, I don’t think Deepika will be taking it up.”

The film goes on the floors at the end of this month and releases on 1st June 2018. This will be the first time Dhawan and Sircar will be collaborating too. The source added, “The actor and the filmmaker have been in discussions for a while and have finally locked the script. Varun has loved what Shoojit has envisioned. It’s not another light-hearted, feel-good film. Rather, it’s quite dark. And more than dark, it’s heartbreaking. Varun will start shooting for this as-yet untitled film once he’s done with ‘Judwaa 2’.”

The source further added, “In fact, Shoojit absolutely loved Varun in Badlapur and felt that he’s one of those young actors who can take up a film of this genre and still make it entertaining. Expect this one to be a notch higher. Varun has taken risks in the past and they have worked well for him and he’s extremely confident about pulling this one off as well.”