Deepika Padukone is on a roll. First, she was chosen by Vanity Fair magazine as Hollywood’s Next Generation and then surprised everyone by reportedly charging a record Rs 12 crore for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’. Now speculations are rife that she will be coming together withShah Rukh Khan in Aanand L Rai’s next.Ever since Aanand L Rai’s next has been announced with SRK, suspense regarding its female lead has been in news. While the filmmaker has always kept mum about the casting of the leading actress in the film, rumours have been doing the rounds that Deepika Padukone has been roped in to play the leading lady. Shah Rukh Khan will be seen reportedly playing a dwarf for the first time on screen in this film.An industry insider says, “Discussions are almost through and she is likely to sign the film soon.” Earlier there were reports that Katrina Kaif might star opposite the ‘Fan’ actor. However, Rai is yet to confirm the news.Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan’s pairing has always been very successful. They have delivered hits like ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Happy New Year’.
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