Just recently BizAsia reported that Deepika Padukone had landed the female lead role in the second instalment of 2008’s ‘Dostana’. However, it seems she may need to let the opportunity go.
Padukone is due to begin the schedule for the movie along with co-stars Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in November. However, the actress will need for the film to go on the floors in October if she has any chance of being free for Imtiaz Ali’s next opposite Ranbir Kapoor in January. A source said, “if the first schedule of Dostana 2 gets delayed, she might have to let go of this project, as she can’t push Imtiaz’s dates. Those are matched with Ranbir’s who also has a choc-a-block shooting calendar”.
There is currently uncertainty surrounding the script too which director Tarun Mansukhani has been working on. The source also stated, “Tarun has been tirelessly working on the script of the sequel for quite some time now. However, Karan (Johar) is a difficult man to please… It seems now he is not too convinced about it anymore and wants Tarun to rework on it”.
If Padukone was to reluctantly let go of ‘Dostana 2’, no doubt Katrina Kaif will be favourite to bag the role.