Actress Deepika Padukone says she is keen to work with superstar Salman Khan but is waiting for something special to bring them together on screen.
Deepika had an acting debut offer from Salman, which
happened way before she was chosen by Farah Khan for Om
Shanti Om. However, she declined it then as she felt she was
not ready to face the camera.
"He offered me my first film when I was too young and I
was not ready to be in front of the camera. I will always be
grateful to him. Just the fact that he offered me a film was a
great thing. It is taking a long time for us to come together
on screen, so I think there is something special waiting for
us," Deepika said last night.
The actress, who will be seen alongside south superstar
Rajnikanth for the first time in Kochadaiyaan, says she
admires his child like enthusiasm.
"I worked for three days with him. I took back from him is
his simplicity, humility and childlike attitude on sets.
Despite achieving so much success he is so excited,
enthusiastic and energetic even today, this is something that
is inspiring to see," she said.
A lot of appreciation is coming Deepika's way with the
success of films like Chennai Express, Yeh Jawani Hai
Deewani, Race 2 but the actress feels awkward when people
"I feel lucky enough to play special characters with
good actors and directors...I feel awkward when people
compliment me. I don't take compliments well, I don't
reciprocate well," the actress said.
Deepika is happy to be a part of Sanjay Leela
Bhansali's romantic drama Ramleela opposite Ranveer Singh.
"There are various ways of telling a love story, like he
(Sanjay) did with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, and now
he has come with a new love story Ramleela, with a new
background, new palette. Gujarat is not explored much in
films, it is a new, different side of Gujarat," she said.
"The exciting part is that the film is new looking, fresh
and different, it is a risk that we both (Ranveer and I) have
taken... It is a new take on love story. We are nervous but
excited," she said.
Deepika said it was not easy as it was emotionally,
mentally and physically demanding film.