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When Salman Khan was turned down by Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone confesses that most of the choices that she made in the past 27 years of her life, may not have been right.

After spending five years in the film industry, Deepika says, “It feels as if it were yesterday! It was so unnerving and unclear when I first came into the industry. I was a 21-year-old in a new city, living all by myself, and I got into in an industry where I didn’t know a soul.”

And so, she turned down Salman Khan with whom she was offered a movie back then. But now, Deepy can’t wait to work with the superstar. “I wasn’t ready. I was too young and unclear about which profession to choose at that time. A lot of people thought I was foolish to let it go, but I guess it was destined. But I am glad that I didn’t do the film, because I know I wouldn’t have done justice to it and our pairing then,” she says.

Deepika started her career as a Shah Rukh Khan heroine with Om Shanti Om (2007). The upcoming films include Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Race 2 and Ram Leela.

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