Deepika Padukone
Deepika PadukoneReuters

Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif seems to be running out of luck these days with big banner projects slipping out of her hands. And to make it worse, her alleged beau Ranbir Kapoor's ex-girlfriend Deepika Padukone is bagging offers for which the British beauty was once considered.

Recent buzz is that Deepika, who has been deemed the reigning queen of Bollywood after giving out back to back hits, has ousted Katrina from Tarun Manuskhani's "Dostana 2". Soon after sequel to "Dostana" was announced, reports emerged that Katrina will play the female lead in the film opposite John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan.

This is not the first time that Deepika took up a film for which Katrina was initially offered. Recently, Katrina was said to have been replaced by the "Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani" star for Farah Khan directorial "Happy New Year" opposite Shah Rukh Khan. While a lot of actresses were considered for the film, rumours were doing rounds that Katrina had been roped in by Farah for the female lead. But Katrina's date issues had cropped due to which Deepika was offered the role that would see her reunite with Shah Rukh for the third time after "Om Shanti Om" and "Chennai Express".

Earlier, it was rumoured that both Katrina and Deepika were considered for filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's next opposite Ranbir Kapoor. Eventually, the dusky beauty was roped in for the project.

Rumour has it that a number of projects including "Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani" and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Indian adaption of Romeo and Juliet titled "Ram Leela" was first offered to Katrina before Deepika.

The year turned out to be really luck for Deepika with two of her films like "Race 2" and "Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani" hitting the ₹100 crore mark at the box office. According to trade analysts, her next release "Chennai Express" will break the records of "Ek Tha Tiger". Her fourth project of the year, "Ram Leela", is also rumoured to be one of the biggest releases of the year.

On the other hand, Katrina's first release of the year will be "Dhoom 3" opposite Aamir Khan. She is also shooting for "Bang Bang" with Hrithik Roshan.