By Subhash K. Jha, July 22, 2014 – 10:41 hrs IST
It almost looked like Deepika Padukone would have to drop out of Shoojit Sircar’s Piku, also starring Amitabh Bachchan. According to sources, the dates in August that Shoojit Sircar had finalized clashed with Deepika’s lengthy schedule for Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha.
Says the source, “Because of the extended time frame for Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, Ranbir has been pushing ahead his other under-production films, namely Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos and Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha. Finally he found time to begin shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s film in August. Deepika had no choice but to adjust her dates accordingly. In the process, she almost said no to Shoojit who, poor guy, has been facing heroine problems on Piku from the start.”
Shoojit apparently insisted on Deepika’s presence in his film. Resultantly, for the first time in her career Deepika would be shooting for two films simultaneously.
Deepika confirms she’s shooting for Imtiaz Ali and Shoojit Sircar at the same time in August. It isn’t easy being the no.1 Bollywood actress.