Here’s is a disheartening news for Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan’s fans. Deepika Padukone, who is riding high on her career refused to share screen space with Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan. She was approached to play leading lady for Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ opposite Salman but the actress walked out. The movie was supposedly titled, ‘Tubelight’.
Here is the reason of opting out of the film. The role which was offered to the actress is less meaty. It does not provide much room for the actress to prove her acting calibre. It mainly revolves around Salman Khan and she does not have much to do. Reaching at this point of the her career, the ‘Cocktail’ actress does not want any such venture which does not give her much importance or the story which does not focuses on her.
Director Kabir Khan of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ fame is very strict in his work and he does not want to make any changes in the script which would allow Deepika to do more. An insider told a leading entertainment portal,“Deepika has realised that she doesn't have much scope in this film. Her condition was that they increase her role when she comes on board, but Kabir is very strict with his writing and doesn't plan to do any such thing. Hence the makers will go as planned with a girl of Chinese origin.”
Deepika Padukone is not so convinced with her role in the film, which is a period drama set across the Indo-China border.
Now the makers are keen to rope in an actor of Chinese origin for the part.