A few days ago, Deepika Padukone was linked to Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Don 3’, with rumours that the actress would be replacing Priyanka Chopra in the franchise.

However, its now emerged that Padukone will not be starring in the film. NDTV reports producer Ritesh Sidhwani saying, “Deepika is not part of Don.”

A source told Deccan Chronicle, “There was a sincere effort from the concerned parties to solve the problem. However it didn’t work out. Hence, it’s not decided whether the makers will look at another actress like Deepika Padukone to play the female lead. Shah Rukh is the lead and hence indispensable so the actress had to be replaced.”

It remains to be seen if Chopra will reprise the role of Roma or if another actress will join the action thriller.