News|January 25, 2011 10:31 pm

Deepika Says No to Kalpana’s Next

It seems that Deepika is not so interested to do serious cinema or she is more interested in chick-flicks as of now, that’s why the actress firmly denied Kalpana Lajmi’s next venture.

Rudaali fame director, Kalpana, whose last film Chingaari, starring Sushmita Sen hit the theatres in 2006, has been struggling for quite some time to put a project together. A source says,

“Lajmi called up Deepika’s secretary who told her in the first call that Deepika won’t do the film since she had no dates. Lajmi was willing to wait till Deepika had dates but was shocked at her secretary’s refusal.”

“The message was polite. But Lajmi is wondering why an actress would turn a film down even before speaking to the director.”

I was ready to wait till Deepika was free. It is sad that today’s heroines are busy only in image-building exercises. They forget that it is the medium of cinema and nothing else that makes them popular.”

Though the actress stayed out of this, her manager said,

“We would love to work with a senior director like Lajmi but unfortunately, there are only 365 days in a year. We had committed our dates. Hence we decided to be upfront about it and not keep her hanging.”