BOLLYWOOD: Deepika Padukone has recently been utilising all her time and energy towards her upcoming mega project Padmavati. The Bajirao Mastani actor was so immersed in the period drama under the direction of the veteran film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali that she might as well bid farewell to Hollywood for now.
Since her successful debut in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Deepika had been looking forward to widening career opportunities in Hollywood, but due to her commitments to Padmavati, the actor had to reluctantly decline a lead role in a romantic Hollywood flick, reports International Business Times.
“Deepika was excited about the opportunity of working with the studio and the role that they offered. It would have given her another chance to showcase her acting talent, this time in romantic-drama film,” a source stated.
“She had to let go of the offer since the producers wanted to start filming this year and start workshops for the actors from August onwards. Since Deep is still neck deep into Padmavati, she wouldn’t have been able to take out time and therefore gave it a pass,” the source added.
However, Deepika has full faith in Padmavati and director Sanjay, who has given her two blockbusters Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, the same source reported.