Deepika Padukone has been approached to replace Kangana Ranaut in the upcoming film ‘Imali’, the film’s director Anurag Basu has confirmed. “We were supposed to start [shooting] in November but couldn’t because [Kangana] got busy with ‘Manikarnika’ and ‘Panga’,” Anurag explained. Kangana earlier confirmed that she had exited the film as she wanted to focus on her upcoming directorial venture.