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Deepika Padukone to team up with Ekta Kapoor?

With her latest release, Happy New Year, being declared a hit at the box office, several film-makers want to work with Deepika Padukone to cash in on her popularity. Reports suggest that Ekta Kapoor, too, is trying to get Deepika on board for a film she will be producing.

bollywood Updated: Nov 10, 2014 10:10 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
Deepika Padukon e,Ekta Kapoor,Happy New Year

With her latest film Happy New Year being declared a blockbuster, Deepika Padukone has managed to retain her successful run after back-to-back hits in 2013.

So, several film-makers are looking to work with the actor to cash in on her popularity. Apparently, Ekta Kapoor, too, is trying to get Deepika on board for a film she will be producing. "She has met Deepika, and has spoken about the film at length. The actor is interested, but needs time to make a final decision," says the source.

According to rumours, Ekta’s production house was planning to offer Deepika the lead role opposite Saif Ali Khan in director Sujoy Ghosh’s next. But when contacted, the spokesperson of the production house denied the same, saying, "No, we are not offering her Sujoy’s film. We are already in the pre-production stage for that film."

However, the spokesperson hinted at a collaboration with the actor, but not anytime soon. "Deepika doesn’t have dates till the end of 2015 as, after Shoojit Sircar’s film, she will be shooting for Homi Adajania’s next and then, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next. So, there’s nothing till 2016," informs the spokesperson.

First Published: Nov 10, 2014 10:05 IST