I have always wanted to work with is Mr Bachchan
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:15
I want to work with Mr Bachchan: DeepikaWith a smash-hit opposite King Khan, Deepika Padukone has had no dull phase in her two-year career. Already one of the leading divas of Bollywood, the sizzler has a series of blockbusters marking her successful run at the Box Office. Considered one of the most promising stars in Tinsel Town, the intelligent-eyed beauty is currently reigning supreme and is in no mood to contain her happiness.
On a high after the current success of her film, ‘Love Aaj Kal’, the exuberant beauty spoke to Tanu Talwar of Spicezee.com about her love, life and career at the Box Office.
Tanu: Did you see ‘Wake up Sid’? How did you find Ranbir and Konkana’s chemistry?

Deepika: I saw the film when the premiere was held for the entire cast and crew. I feel Ayan is an extremely talented director. I really liked the film and I feel that Ranbir has done an amazing job. I loved the way both Konkona and Ranbir did justice to their characters in the movie.

Tanu: ‘Love Aaj Kal’ did great business at the Box Office. Which is the next big flick that you are kicked about?

Deepika: I have a couple of films lined up. There is ‘Karthik calling Karthik’ releasing at the end of this year and then there is ‘Houseful’ by Sajid Khan that will release next year.

Tanu: Tell us about ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’?

Deepika: It’s a romantic comedy. It’s directed by Pradeeep Sarkar and has Farhan in the lead.

Tanu: Is it true that you are doing a Yash Raj flick opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh?

Deepika: Yes that’s right. It’s based and set around Bombay and is scheduled to start early next year.

Tanu:So you’ll be celebrating Diwali with Ranbir?

Deepika: No. I try to celebrate most of the festivals with my family. I am looking forward to celebrate Diwali with my family.

Tanu: Who’s your dream co-star?

Deepika: They are all nice in their own right. But the one actor I have always wanted to work with is Mr Bachchan.

Tanu: It’s widely stated that Akshay got you sacked from Priyadarshan’s ‘De Dana Dan’ to make place for Katrina Kaif?

Deepika:It’s absolutely not true. Such reports are really hurtful and ridiculous. I had a blast with Akshay while shooting for ‘Houseful’. Why would he do something like this? Plus, casting is a very important element of filmmaking. A lot of thought goes into finding the right actors for the characters. I don’t think that anybody can influence such decisions.

Tanu: These days a lot of celebrity couples are jointly endorsing brands. Abhishek and Aishwarya were reportedly offered a whopping Rs 25 crore ad deal. When will we see you and Ranbir jointly doing an ad?

Deepika:Till now nothing of this sort has come up. But in future if some good brand comes along with an exciting plan and we are ready for it then we will go for it.

Tanu: A lot of your co-stars have been much older than you. Aren’t you more comfortable working with your own age?

Deepika: I don’t feel that age has anything to do with comfort level. I think that actors should suit the characters and compliment each other on-screen. You get comfortable with actors only after some time.

Tanu: What’s your fitness mantra?

Deepika: Well, I really work out hard and I do yoga. Besides yoga, I am also into sports. I think playing sports is the best way to stay in shape.

Tanu: Besides badminton what other sports do you play?

Deepika:Well, I have played badminton at national level. I love playing basketball and throw ball. I try to promote sports as much as possible.

Tanu: What’s your beauty secret?

Deepika:I eat healthy and correctly. I don’t binge and have everything in moderation.

Tanu: What do you think is your best asset?

Deepika: I think it’s my smile.

Tanu: It’s been reported that your sister is also joining films.

Deepika: No, not at all. She is very passionate about sports and is looking at making a serious career in professional golf. She won’t be joining films.

Tanu: From your own experience so far, what are the best and worst aspects of showbiz?

Deepika: Well, the best part is the acknowledgement, love and respect that you receive from your fans and the worst is the invasion of one’s privacy. People are constantly scrutinizing your personal life.

First Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:15

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