Deepika Padukone has been approached for a parallel lead role in Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod.
Kareena Kapoor is the female lead in the film. Co-producer Dinesh Vijan is presently in talks with Deepika. If things work out, this would be the first time Bebo and Deepika would co-star in a film.
The two actresses share a troubled history. Bebo had openly expressed her displeasure when her fav director Imitiaz Ali picked Deepika over her for Saif’s first home production Love Aaj Kal.
However their jodi was liked by the audiences and the film was a hit, so it makes sense for them to be paired again. Bebo-Saif last came together in Kurbaan which failed, so now even Kareena isn’t averse to the idea of Dippy joining the cast.
A source spills the beans. "Even though it’s a second lead, the character plays an important role. Saif is extremely professional as a producer and will cast the actor who will do proper justice to the role. And while Kareena and Deepika aren’t friends, that will not come in the way of casting."
When contacted, Deepika didn’t deny or confirm the development. Dinesh Vijan claims there’s no truth to the speculations.