Do you know that Deepika Padukone was doing Vishal Bhardawaj’s Sapna Didi in which she was playing the role of a woman gangster. And then she was also offered Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi.
But, Deepika was reluctant to do 2 films back to back on the same concept of gangsters. It is also said that Bhansali actually made that film keeping Deepika in mind.
Unfortunately, Sapna Didi was shelved. People were under the impression that Deepika will now do the film with Bhansali, but that did not happen.
Deepika wanted to be a co-producer of the film but he refused. So they parted over the issue happily.
And that is how Alia Bhatt was signed up for the same.
Now you might be thinking that this whole episode might have resulted in a rift between the two? No, not at all. Bhansali won’t be able to keep away from Deepika for much longer. She is his most favourite. They will be working together in Baiju Bawra very soon.