It all started when Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were spotted outside Pyaar Ka Punchnama director Luv Ranjan's house. It didn’t take long for netizens to start the hashtag #NotMyDeepika. The call came in the wake of #MeToo, during which the director was called out by a woman. In an interview with Mid-day last year, the woman had named the director for sexually abusing her. As soon as the hashtag #NotMyDeepika started trending, the actress was asked if she would ever work with a #MeToo accused director, the Padmaavat actress had clearly denied working with any person, who has been called out in the #MeToo campaign.

Later, Mid-day cleared that Deepika had disassociated herself from Luv Ranjan’s project. But now a latest report states that Shraddha may fill in dimpled beauty’s place in Ranjan's directorial, which also stars Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor. According to a report in Filmfare, a source revealed that Shraddha Kapoor may come in as the leading actress. The source close to the film revealed, “Shraddha is in talks with Luv and makers are reportedly keen to have on board. She has not worked with Ranbir and Ajay before so the project got her really excited. She even met Ajay to discuss the film. If all works out well, they will make an official announcement soon.”

Earlier, there were reports that Ranbir and Ajay’s choc-a-bloc schedules have further delayed the film. It was also reported that the duo may also walk out gradually, to avoid any controversy.

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