It’s hard to think of ‘Ram Leela’ and not see Deepika Padukone as Leela. The truth is Kareena Kapoor was supposed to be in ‘Ram Leela’ opposite Ranveer Singh. It was initially rumoured that Sanjay Leela Bhansali fired Kareena from the project as he didn’t want to have a married Leela. But now in this interview, Sanjay Leela thinks that it was very umprofessional of Kareena to leave just 10 days before the movie started shooting. Looks like Kareena will not be working with Sanjay in the future now. Sanjay then talked about what it was like to meet Deepika Padukone for the first time and why he signed her to play Leela in ‘Ram Leela’.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Kareena Kapoor leaving ‘Ram Leela’
The set was made already, and it was shocking: her exit 10 days before shooting.
Sanjay on meeting Deepika Padukone
So, I went to Deepika. She was unwell and she had fever, and she was beautiful. The neck was so long and those watery gorgeous eyes! I thought, what is this girl all about?