According to Mid Day, both Roshan and Chopra had tried to convince her but Ranaut refused to play a supporting role.
"Hrithik even told her that the role had scope for action and that it had been scripted with her in mind but she maintained that she didn't want to play second fiddle to another actress," Mid-day reports a source as saying.
A friend of Ranaut's reportedly said that as a leading lady alongside some of Bollywood’s leading men Ranaut has become more picky about her roles.
"She is keen on doing strong female lead roles. Not ones that offer just glamour and songs," added the friend.