News about Deepika Padukone being considered for a role in Hollywood's hit francise 'Fast and Furious 7' spread really fast.
But this turned out to be Fast, Furious and 'Funny'. Even before Deepika's fans could express their joy of seeing the lady in a Vin Diesel movie, news is out that the actress is too busy for Hollywood.
Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan in Dubai during a press conference. (Pic: Kamran)
According to a report in a leading tabloid, Deepika has date issues to accommodate this new project. The actress had to refuse the role given her prior commitments to other Indian films.
Deepika is neck-deep in work. Currently she is shooting in Dubai for Farah Khan’s 'Happy New Year' with Shah Rukh Khan, she has Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 'Ram Leela' with Ranveer Singh to complete.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in 'Ram Leela' (Supplied)
There is also 'Finding Fanny' that is all set to start from September 25 in Goa. It's a start-to-finish 40 day schedule and should be done by the first half of November. Starring Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor the film is produced by Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan's Iluminati Films.
Deepika will complete her 'Happy New Year' schedule in Dubai and join Homi Adajania for 'Finding Fanny'.
Deepika was asked to give dates from September 2013 to January 2014 and these dates are already allocated for 'Ram Leela', 'Happy New Year' and 'Finding Fanny'.
So, she had no choice but to opt out of the Hollywood project.
She had apparently left behind Kangana Ranaut and Chitrangda Singh in the race to grab the role.
Now that Deepika is out, we wonder which Bollywood actress will join the cast of 'Fast and Furious 7'.