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Deepika Padukone's love life on big screen?

Media has autopsied Deepika-Ranbir relationship enough, after the two parted ways. Now, director Prashant Chadha is keen on putting to celluloid Deepika's another less-explored relationship with her ex Nihar Pandya. Read on for details.
Agencies | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2011 11:56 AM IST
Media has autopsied Deepika-Ranbir relationship enough, after the two parted ways. But it's not this couple which is about to become subject for a script.

"Deepika Padukone's love story, not the much publicised one with Ranbir Kapoor but the one she ended right before that, will now make it to the silver screen in a semi-biographical film directed by Prashant Chadha. Interestingly, the actress' real life boyfriend Nihar Pandya, who she left for Ranbir, had agreed to play the lead in the project," reports Subhash K Jha

Director Chadha, who had been toying with the idea of putting his friend Nihar's story on celluloid told the film commentator: "Nihar is like my brother. I was very close to Deepika as well once upon a time. In fact, I had launched her in a music video. Everybody knows how she walked out of Nihar’s life for Ranbir. Nihar was heartbroken. He had done everything by the book. He looked after her for three-and-a-half-years. In fact Deepika stayed in Nihar's house with his parents for three years."

Apparently the two started out together in an acting institute in Mumbai in 2005. "Though Deepika maintained that they were just friends, the extravagant birthday bashes Nihar organised for the actress revealed that there was more," says Jha.

"Things changed drastically when Ranbir came into Deepika's life and Niahr was allegedly left out in the cold," Jha quotes Chadha as saying.

"The film starts with Nihar's monologue where he says, 'I loved Deepika and wanted my name to be associated for her for eternity'. Nihar then wonders what went wrong. The film then goes into flashback. The film is about Nihar's quest to find out where Romeo went right, and he went wrong in love," Jha quotes the director.

"The controversial subject of the film has been facing opposition from certain quarters. However, he is undeterred. "I owe it to Nihar," filmmaker Prashant Chadha tells Jha.

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