New Delhi: Deepika Padukone turned 26 today and the actress, who is working on three films currently, wishes that the New Year brings her more success than 2011.
`Aarakshan` and `Desi Boyz` hardly brought her any luck in the past year.
This year will see her working on `Cocktail` with Saif Ali Khan, `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani` with ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and `Race 2`.
“Success is completely related to the box office. So yes, I want to be a part of successful films. By success I mean those movies which are commercially viable and also enjoyable.”
"There is no fun to be a part of those films which are not liked by the audience. I want to strike a balance as was the case in films like `Om Shanti Om` or `Love Aaj Kal` which were good movies that also did really well with the audience," Deepika told reporters.
The year gone by was just about okay for Deepika. While `Desi Boyz` did an average business at the box office, `Aarakshan` couldn`t sustain beyond a good start. What really got her into limelight was her item number in `Dum Maaro Dum`.
"It is great to be paired with Saif again after `Love Aaj Kal` and `Aarakshan`. Also, I love the way director Homi Adajania (of `Being Cyrus` fame) explains the scenes and then cans the shots. He is really innovative and `Cocktail` - though it is not really the final title - is an altogether different experience that would surprise the audience.
"As for `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani`, I am just waiting to begin the shoot with Ranbir (Kapoor) and Ayan (Mukherjee). We begin shooting on March 1 and the film should hopefully release by end of year. Around the same time `Race 2` should also release," Deepika said.
`Race 2` would mark Deepika`s entry into the glamorous world of action-thriller created by Abbas-Mustan. Initially, there was speculation about whether Deepika was a part of the films at all.
"I was always a part of `Race 2`. It does happen that when there are so many actors involved, dates of one of them get pushed. Same was the case with my dates for `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani`. Once Karan (Johar) and (Ramesh) Tauraniji sorted it out, it was all cool."
While she is busy with these three films, status of another much-hyped film of her continues to be in limbo. Even though she has already shot for a song in Rajnikanth`s `Rana`, there is no news about the film`s further progress.
"I really don`t have any clue around what`s the current status on it. I am also waiting for the producers to revert and block my dates," Deepika said.