Conflicting reports have appeared in media about Asin featuring in Gowariker's next. Earlier it was confirmed that she's the lead. But then came news of her backing out. Asin's loss is Deepika's gain though as she has reportedly signed the dotted line. There's a strong buzz that Asin has opted out of Ashutosh Gowarikar's Khelenge Hum Jee Jaan Se with Abhishek Bachchan. And that Deepika has bagged that role.
A source has revealed to a daily, "After Asin walked out of the film citing date issues, Ashutosh considered Genelia D'Souza, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. But it was Deepika who landed the role. She is more than happy to be working with Ashu Sir and immediately grabbed the role. For the first time, she is paired with Abhishek and is very excited to be working in a period film (the film is about the Chittagong Uprising). Deepika has already started preparing for her role."
We sincerely hope that Gowaikar hasn't unintentionally upset another leading lady. Recall the Ash-better-than-Priyanka comment at an awards function.