Not many would get the dream debut that Deepika Padukone could get. Her debut film, Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan released in 2007. Now, Deepika is reuniting with SRK for Chennai Express and she says that they have become closer now.
“I feel Shah Rukh is still the same. He is as talented as he was (then). Now I have got even closer to him than before. You never get bored with him! He always makes me feel special,” Deepika said.
She has been busy working on two films together - Chennai Express and Ram Leela.
“For Chennai Express, we are shooting in the outskirts of Mumbai, and Ram Leela will be shot in Mumbai, Gujarat and Rajasthan,” she said.
Ram Leela, a project by Sanjay Leela Bhansali features Deepika Padukone opposite Ranveer Singh.
Deepika is looking forward to a busy year in 2013 with Race 2, Kochadaiyaan and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani up for release. She has also reunited with Shahrukh Khan for Chennai Express after Om Shanti Om besides working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Ram Leela.
“Yeh Jawaani… is almost done and we have just started shooting ‘Chennai Express’. I am working with Shah Rukh again after four years. The film is true to Rohit Shetty’s style.
While ‘Ram Leela’ with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a love story,” says Deepika, adding that ‘Kochadaiyaan’ with superstar Rajinikanth is ready for release.
Talking about Race 2, her first release of the year, Deepika says she plays a manipulative role. “It is for the first time that I am doing an action thriller. The first part was very successful and Race 2 has similar twists and turns. My character Alina is very manipulative and intelligent and she knows how to get her way through whatever she wants.”
The Abbas-Mustan film also stars Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel and Bipasha Basu.