A day before there were reports that Priyanka Chopra will be replacing Kareena Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela and Kareena Kapoor confirmed that she isn't part of Ram Leela.
There were rumours that Sanjay Leela Bansali has reportedly laid down a condition to Kareena, telling her that she should defer her October 2012 wedding by a year, if she wanted to be in his film with Ranveer Singh. But she says that she hasn't walked out of the film because of her impending marriage but because of date and money issues.
Kareena said that, "I walked out a week ago. I had allotted 100 days for the shooting in August as per contract but Mr Bhansali wanted more days to shoot. My managers Reshma Shetty and Zahid Khan thought about it and decided it wasn't possible as I have signed three new big films for next year. The shooting for one of them begins in October immediately after the release of Heroine. I've also given 32 days of promotional time for Heroine as it's a very special film for me. That wouldn't have been possible if I had given those dates to Ram Leela."
She added that, "I am extremely ambitious and very career-oriented and my personal life has never come in the way of of my career. My not doing this film has nothing to do with my wedding. Everyone knows Saif and me have been together in a relationship for the last five years and such stories about me being replaced because I am getting married are floated by PR machineries on an overdrive! So people, just back off and let me focus on my work!"
Zahid Khan said that, "We had fixed a lumpsum amount for a 100-day shoot and had clarified that if the director took more time than that, we would be compensated, on a per-day basis. Mr Bhansali was okay with it initially but later he asked for more days and didn't want to pay us extra for those days. We thought it's better to do three films in 150 days than just get stuck with one."
‘Ram Leela’ is said to be an adaptation of Shakespeare’s love tragedy ‘Romeo Juliet’ and will star Ranveer Singh as a male lead. And according to the latest reports Priyanka Chopra might soon step into Kareena’s shoes and since the last three weeks Priyanka has been in talks with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and there are good chances that she might land the role of the lead actress for the movie.