Sanjay Leela Bhansali dropped Kareena Kapoor from his project Ram Leela because he didn’t want a married heroine to play the role of Juliet in his film. It’s revealed that after Kareena, Priyanka Chopra was considered to perform the part of Juliet. But reportedly, Bhansali also dropped Priyanka Chopra’s name from the list due to her dark skin.
Bhansali has signed Deepika Padukone for Ram Leela because he required a fair actress to perform Juliet. A source told a top daily, “Bhansali wanted a fair actress to play Leela. Deepika was the only one with available dates for the venture. Bhansali was only too pleased to have her.”
The source further added, “The other venture was taking a lot of time. The story was not ready. So Deepika simply moved her dates to Bhansali’s flick. She signed on the dotted lines only just recently. Bhansali had contacted her about 25 days back. He was considering a new face but was pleased to have Deepika on board.”