Imtiaz Ali‘s Tamasha starring Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor won a lot of critical appreciation. However, we have learnt that Deepika wasn’t the first choice for this movie.
Open Magazine recently revealed that Anushka Sharma was the first choice for the movie but she thought the role wasn’t “meaty” enough for her.
As badly as she wanted to work with Ali, the role didn’t impress her at all. It wasn’t lengthy enough as it was primarily Ranbir’s film.
This is when Deepika stepped in and all the critical acclaim went to her as well. Anushka and Ranbir were first seen in Bombay Velvet together and will now be seen in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2016/04/09/deepika-padukone-replaced-anushka-sharma-tamasha/