Will Deepika Padukone Replace Kangana Ranaut In Anurag Basu’s Upcoming Movie "Imali"?

Nagini Shree |May 06, 2019

Anurag Basu’s upcoming project Imali was first offered to Kangana Ranaut but now it looks like Deepika Padukone is in talks for the film.

Kangana Ranaut and Anurag Basu were all set to collaborate for their upcoming film ImaliAnurag was the first director Kangana had worked with in Bollywood. Their film together, Gangster in 2006, received quite the love and affection from critics and fans alike. And while announcing Imali, Kangana had stated that she was super-excited to reunite with Anurag Basu once again.

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Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut. Source: dnaindia.com

However, the actress had confirmed that she has opted out of that project. Not because of any differences with her mentor and director, but because she wants to direct her own film. And now, a report claims that the makers of Imali have approached Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone to replace Kangana in the film.

According to Bollywood Hungama.

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After the success of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana Ranaut is working on three films; Mental Hai KyaPanga and the Jayalalithaa biopic. In the meantime, she is also focusing on her next directorial venture. Anurag Basu also said that they are destined to work together, sooner or later.
Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone will next be seen in Chhapaak, which is based on the real story of an acid-attack survivor.


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