Rani opts out of Deepa Mehta's film
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Rani opts out of Deepa Mehta's film

Both parties have their own versions for the move

Till recently, Rani Mukerji was very excited with the prospect of working in Canada-based filmmaker Deepa Mehta's new movie, an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel "Midnight's Children". However, she has suddenly opted out of the film.

Rani's version of the story is that the role required her to play the mother of a teenager and she wasn't ready for this, even though she has earlier played mom to two kids in Yash Raj Films' "Ta Ra Rum Pum".

She apparently told Deepa that she could not play a mother to a 14-year-old child when she herself is just 30 years old.

Deepa too has confirmed the news and said that Rani is no longer doing her film. However, she said that while Rani was required to play a mother in a section of her film, the kid was not 14 years old. She added that Rani had personal reasons for leaving the film. However she did not reveal the reasons saying that it was just between her and Rani.

Vidya Balan is supposed to play the role of Rani's sister, but apparently she too has not given her confirmation as yet.

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