Ever since Deepika Padukone was seen visiting director Luv Ranjan’s residence with Ranbir Kapoor, it has been widely speculated that she would be part of Ranjan’s next directorial featuring Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor.
But the unconfirmed casting report has triggered off a wave of unprecedented indignation from her fans on Twitter. Most of them seem to be sharing their disappointment and betrayal at Deepika agreeing to work with a director who was accused of sexual misconduct (by an anonymous lady who did not take the legal recourse). The torrent of protests is trending with the hashtag #notmydeepika.
It remains to be seen if the influential actress would drop plans of working with the tainted director “LuvRat”. But it’s significant that Ranbir Kapoor, who’s already signed Ranjan’s film (Deepika has not), has been spared the moral questioning.
A director who has worked with Deepika thinks she will finally bow out of Ranjan’s film. “There will be an announcement from her marketing team that she was never considering Luv Ranjan’s film, which may or may be true. But if it was Raj Kumar Hirani then it would have been a different story,” says the director.