The source adds that the director was keen on signing Deepika for this film. "Deepika is a popular choice among filmmakers now. But the actress has no dates and will be busy shooting for the entire year," says the source.

Rumour also has it that Gowarikar had approached actress Katrina Kaif for the same role. "But she too said no to him on account of a packed schedule," says the source.

On the other hand, Hrithik has given a green signal to the filmmaker; they had last worked together on the period film, Jodha Akbar.

It may be pointed out here that Deepika has earlier worked with Gowarikar on the film, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. However, the film didn't create any waves at the box office.

Gowarikar was not available for the comment while Katrina's manager confirmed that she has no dates to spare for the upcoming film.

Courtesy: Mid-Day

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