Deepika PadukoneRakesh Roshan has turned down OSO girl Deepika Padukone. The film, starring Hrithik Roshan could have been Deepika’s ticket to the A-list in Bollywood.

Our sources, however, say that Deepika was not suitable for the role so she was shown the door. When contacted Rakesh Roshan confirms that they are not going ahead with Deepika.

He says, “I am in the process of working on a film which will be directed by Anurag Basu. We may work with Deepika for some other film. “Anurag Basu, who is directing the film endorses, “We are yet scouting for the female lead.”

As for Deepika, he says, “Deepika didn’t fit the role. We’ll definitely work with her in future for some other project. It’s quite a complex character and we are looking out for a female lead.”

After they dumped Deepika, Roshans are now looking at casting a non-Indian for the role. Says a source, “Roshan’s production house and Anurag have been auditioning girls. The female lead needs to be a salsa dancer.”

The film is a romantic-action-thriller which will be shot abroad. It is scheduled to go on the floors by March 2008. Apparently, the film is based on Latin dance forms and Hrithik will be seen performing a lot of salsa.

Source: TimesofIndia

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