January 11, 2010 12:34:29 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
NEIL NITIN MUKESH and DEEPIKA PADUKONE
For Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone, it was indeed a dream come true with Yash Raj Films signing them together for a film. For both the stars it was going to be a second outing with the premier production house. While for Neil, it was after NEW YORK, than Deepika's first film with YRF was multistarrer, BACHNA AE HASEENO. The film which was supposed to be directed by Pradeep Sarkar was announced in the latter half of 2009 and all seemed to be well till the New Year kick started.
However, just a few days there was a rumour spreading in the industry that the film had been postponed indefinitely. This really sounded unfortunate for the young actors since they were obviously banking heavily on the film. Yes, they did have other projects in their kitty as well but in the times when the industry is desperately seeking some newer jodis on celluloid, a Neil-Deepika starrer indeed sounded enticing.
Just when one was wondering if the rumour was indeed true and this yet untitled film may not go on floors for next few months, there has been an official announcement made by Yash Raj Films. It states, 'We are happy to announce that the film has already started shooting on the 2nd of January 2010 and is pretty much on schedule. It is unfortunate that a leading publication has irresponsibly reported about the film being postponed indefinitely. However, we would appreciate it if you ignore this baseless rumour.'
Well, this should keep the mouths of rumour mongers shut and bring on the smiles on the faces of Neil and Deepika!