Deepika’s love for Imran!
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Deepika’s love for Imran!

Both will star together in romantic film, written by Imtiaz Ali, to be directed by Homi Being Cyrus Adajania.

bollywood Updated: Aug 19, 2010 14:36 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times

It’s an A-grade casting decision, given the director and screenwriter involved. Deepika Padukone confirms, mentioning she hasn’t spoken about the film yet, Imran Khan and her will romance each other over a romantic script, written by Imtiaz Ali (

Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal

) and to be directed by Homi Adajania.

“Imtiaz thought that Homi would be the best person to direct it, which is why they formed an alliance. I am also doing a Rohit Dhawan (director David Dhawan’s son) film, a romantic comedy, which stars Akshay Kumar and John Abraham,” says Padukone.

Deepika Padukone

Adajania made his directorial debut with a dark psychological thriller,

Being Cyrus

in 2006. Being his second film, would this also fall under the ‘dark’ film category? “No, it is not a dark film. It is a love story,” clarifies Padukone. Incidentally, among films she says she’d have liked to be a part of, the Imran Khan starrer,

I Hate Luv Storys

appears to top the list.

“I haven’t seen

I Hate Luv Storys

,” she adds though, “but I wish I was a part of it, just going by the promos. It had a mix of old school cinema, with the chiffon saris and still had a young candyfloss feel to it. I would also have liked to be a part of

Wake Up Sid

too,” adds Padukone. Considering the media blitzkrieg over her past relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor, Padukone dodges questions about her alleged link-up with liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s son, Siddharth.

“I was even linked to Neil (Nitin Mukesh),” she laughs. “But I like speculation, I don’t mind the rumours.” However, she does clear the air over certain rumours about her work. “I am not doing

Agent Vinod

and I am not in

Dostana 2.

I read somewhere that I was offered a parallel lead or a second lead in

Agent Vinod

, which angered Kareena Kapoor. I don’t think there is a parallel lead for me to even be offered that role. I don’t know where this information comes from.”

Padukone’s latest,

Lafangey Parindey

, a Yashraj romantic caper, directed by Pradeep Sarkar opens in theatres tomorrow. “

Lafangey Parindey

is a full-blown romantic film, but it has a few other elements too,” says the actor.

First Published: Aug 19, 2010 12:17 IST