From sometime times there are some media reports have suggested that the makers of Pa. Ranjith’s upcoming untitled flick, starring superstar Rajinikanth, have approached Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone to play the female lead.
However, the director has rubbished the speculations on Twitter, while responding to a question.
As a reply to a Twitter user on Friday evening, Ranjith said that the news about Deepika being cast in his next project is untrue.
Speculations were rife that Deepika has been tapped to share screen space with Rajinikanth for the second time in the film, which is reportedly set in Mumbai.
Earlier, Deepika played the leading lady in Rajinikanth’s ‘Kochadaiyaan’, India’s first photo-realistic motion-capture film, which marked the directorial debut of Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya.
Earlier, it was rumoured that Radhika Apte was being considered for the same role.
Ranjith and Rajinikanth reunite after last year’s Tamil blockbuster “Kabali”.
While the genre of the film remains a mystery, what is known is that Dhanush will be bankrolling the project. It is believed that the film will go on the floors from later this year.
Rajinikanth is currently busy with his much-awaited film ‘2.0′, directed by Shankar also featuring Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the main role.