Race 2 producer Ramesh Taurani has accused Deepika Padukone of walking out on the Bollywood sequel for a ‘Big Hollywood project’.
The star had already completed six days of shooting on the action thriller sequel when she abandoned the project, reports Mumbai Mirror.
“On that day, people kept calling me asking whether Deepika was out of Race 2. I was clueless. I called her and asked her. She simply said that she would come to my office by 5pm with her new manager to work out everything,” said Taurani.
“At around 3pm, she called to say that she wouldn’t be able to keep the appointment. However, her manager would be present on her behalf. Finally, when the manager arrived, he simply told me that Deepika wouldn’t be able to do our film. And that’s because she is doing a major Hollywood project.”
Taurani vented: “I have been a part of the Hindi cinema industry for 25 years. I have made several blockbusters. I have worked with famous actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor. But I have never faced a situation like this before.”