Deepika Padukone my tallest actress: Abhishek

New Delhi: Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he is glad that he didn`t have to look down at Deepika Padukone while shooting Ashutosh Gowariker`s `Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey`, because she is the `tallest` actress to have appeared with him till date.

"Deepika (who is 5` 9") is the tallest of the ladies I have worked with. I could finally look at my co-actress in the eyes and didn`t have to look down upon her. It was really nice and tall working with her," Abhishek, who is 6` 3", told reporters here.

Abhishek and Deepika, along with director Ashutosh Gowariker and other cast and crew members, were here Monday to promote "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", a film based on the Chittagong Uprising of the 1930s. The film releases Friday.

Dressed in a grey jacket and a pair of jeans to beat the Delhi chill, Abhishek looked dapper with a pair of shades and humbly responded to flying kisses from young girls at a shopping mall.

Deepika too looked graceful in a simple churidaar-kurta paired with golden Kolhapuri slippers.

Responding to a query regarding rumours that she has turned down an offer to work with Shahid Kapoor due to height issues, Deepika said: "If that was the case, I won`t be doing any movies at all!"

"If actors suit the character and the film, it doesn`t matter if the girl is taller than the guy...So really, if directors start getting bothered by my height, I won`t get any film at all."


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