Did Ranbir Kapoor refuse to work with Alia Bhatt because of ex-lover Deepika Padukone?

Deepika Padukone

The film titled Window Seat will be directed by Imtiaz Ali. The Rockstar actor and the Highway actor were to be paired opposite each other for the first time but did Ranveer Singh’s alleged girlfriend cause the rift? Read on to know…

Alia Bhatt has been widely praised for her acting in Highway by critics and fans alike, but she might not have had just impressed Imtiaz Ali that much. Our khabroos inform us that Alia was not considered for the director’s next called Window Seat starring Ranbir Kapoor and the role eventually went to Deepika Padukone. Did the director dislike her acting so much in Highway that he chose to not take her for his next project? Or was the box-office failure of Highway the reason? Or did Ranbir prefer working with his ex-flame Deepika? We wonder…

A little birdie informs us that the real reason for her being ousted from the project was her age. According to a source Imtiaz found her to be “too young” for playing the female lead opposite Ranbir. Junior Kapoor on his part had actually recommended Alia for the female protagonist in Window Seat, but Imtiaz, being the perfectionist threw the idea out of the window and cited her age as the deciding factor. Talking to a leading daily Imtiaz confirmed the news saying, “Ranbir has always believed that Alia has a lot of potential as an actor. So he had suggested her name, and asked if she fits the role. But she is too young for the part.”

It is interesting to recall that Imtiaz had previously wished to cast an older heroine in Highway but at the end decided to go ahead with Alia. Even for Window Seat, he had previously wished to have a young heroine play the role, but later on, he finalised Deepika for the role opposite Ranbir. We hope Ranveer Singh is keeping an eye on his alleged girlfriend’s choice of co-stars!

The film is all slated to go on floors later this year and we hope Ranbir and Deepika will once again spill magic together just like they did in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. As for Alia, all we can say about her dreams of working with her biggest crush Ranbir is that ‘better luck next time’. Hai na peeps?

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  • guest

    thank you imtiaz. can’t wait to see deepika and ranbir create some magic on screen :)