Deepika Padukone to star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in director Luv Ranjan’s next film despite the huge #NotMyDeepika Twitter trend.
A few months ago several fans spotted Ms Deepika Padukone stepping out of director Luv Ranjan’s residence in Mumbai. The speculations began that Deepika had signed Luv Ranjan’s next film. The drama film has veteran actor, Ajay Devgn will play the role of the father of Ranbir Kapoor who falls in love with stunning Deepika Padukone. However, the film will primarily focus on the quirky relationship between the father and son duo.
The actors Ranbir and Ajay will be seen sharing screen space again after ‘Rajneeti’ (2010).
Deepika’s association with Luv Ranjan seemed to have disturbed her fans from around the world. After the paparazzi fest outside Luv’s home, a weird #NotMyDeepika trend topped on Twitter. This came as a symbol of revoke and disappointment from her fans who disapprove the collaboration with Luv Ranjan, who is one of the #MeToo movement accused industry professional.
Last year, Luv Ranjan was accused of sexual harassment by an aspiring actress. He later issued a public statement on Twitter denying all the allegations made against him. Given Deepika’s strong stand against sexual abuse in the industry, her fans didn’t expect her to do a film with someone like Luv Ranjan. The fans have been pleading Deepika to let go off the movie.
We will only get to see Deepika-Ranbir-Ajay in Luv’s movie as the boat has already sailed. Apparently, Deepika had been reading the script since the start of 2019 and had also signed on the dotted line much before the news broke out. The makers wanted to keep the news under wraps until the #MeToo movement died down.
This one will mark Deepika and Ranbir’s fourth movie together after ‘Bacha Ae Haseeno’, ‘Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani’ and ‘Tamasha’. The film is slated to go on floors early next after Ranbir finishes off ‘Shamshera’ and Ajay is free off his other commitments.