If sources are to believed, actor Ranbir Kapoor was initially approached to be part of a commercial featuring Deepika Padukone. It seems that the actor turned down the project -- a soap commercial -- because it starred his ex-flame Deepika.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
A source says, “The brand was in talks with Ranbir for a while, but the actor politely turned down the offer saying that he was not too comfortable associating himself with feminine products. But another reason could be the fact that he was not keen to share screen space with Deepika. That’s when the company looked elsewhere and got Imran Khan on board,” says the source.
However, a person close to Ranbir denies Deepika’s role in the actor’s refusal. The source adds that Ranbir has been picky about his endorsements. “He may have rejected the offer but Deepika was not the reason behind it. In fact, the two will be working together in another film.”
Ranbir remained unavailable for comment.