Deepika Padukone has opted out of Sajid Nadiadwala's

Posted by : Saran | Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Published in

                         Deepika Padukone has opted out of Sajid Nadiadwala's ambitious project Heer Ranjha . And according to sources, it is the height difference between the film's hero, Shahid Kapur and her that has made Deepika hesitant about working in the film.The project, which was to be directed by Sabir Khan, is expected to be delayed for a while, as Deepika's decision came at the last moment.

The Heer-Ranjha tale is one of the most well known tragic love stories from Punjab.Nadiadwala has put in a lot of hopes, not to mention money, in the film, which was supposed to star Shahid and Deepika in the lead roles.

"The production house was banking a great deal on Deepika, but she showed no interest in the project," says an insider.However, the Nadiadwala camp denies that the difference in height was the reason for Deepika's walking out of the film."Deepika had never officially agreed to do the film, nor had the production unit tried to get her to act in it," adds the source.However, now the main issue is, who would be the suitable girl to play the role of Heer? Until a leading lady is finalised opposite Shahid, the film can't go on the floors.