Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukune, as of now, acted just one South Indian film Kochadaiyaan which was bombed at the box office. She is running in a flop steak in Bollywood too with the disaster results of Zero and Chhapaak.
In the meanwhile, Mahanati director Nag Ashwin has planned a Science fiction film with Prabhas. The makers wanted to rope in Deepika as a female lead. But then she seems to have shown her reluctance doing a South star's film. As such, she is learnt to have demanded an astronomical pay to do the film.
As Deepika turned the tables on the makers, film's team fell into a state of doldrums whether to offer a fatty pay cheque demanded by this 34-year old aged beauty or to choose a young top heroine to romance Prabhas.
The movie will be produced by veteran producer Aswini Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies.