Deepika Padukone’s career got off to a good start when she debuted in Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om. Following the success of the film, DP was on a role and was getting offers from every direction. Her success in the industry knows no bounds and she has most certainly carved her niche in Hindi cinema. She has well and truly become a force to be reckoned with. There was however one film, that Deepika missed the chance of working on. Director Imtiaz Ali recently revealed all. If Imtiaz Ali was to have his way however, it is likely that Deepika Padukone would have starred alongside Ranbir Kapoor in his film Rockstar.
The ace director recently revealed that Deepika Padukone was the first choice to play the leading female role opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar."She got off the car at the hotel porch and looked at me. I immediately knew that this is the girl I have come to meet. She also immediately knew that I am the director she had come to meet because she had those eyes that looked as if they know,” he said recently.
He went on to add that, “None of Deepika’s movies had released till then. I had come to meet her for Rockstar. I wanted her for Rockstar but the movie did not get made till many years later. I worked with her in other movies. Many things happened over many years at many places, all of which I might forget, but I will never forget the girl who stepped out of the car at the hotel and looked at me as if she knew."
The role eventually went to Nargis Fakhri which marked her entrance into the industry. Rockstar continues to be a favourite among Bollywood buffs and still stands as one of Ranbir Kapoor’s most solid performances. The film gained much acclaim and his performance was lauded by critics. Deepika Padukone is currently gearing up for the release of Meghna Gulzar directorial, Chhapaak in which she will essay the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.