Conspicuous by her absence at a promotional event of her upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Deepika Padukone has cleared the air around her. It was being speculated that Deepika Padukone was asked by Shahrukh Khan to skip the promotional tour of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ! Deepika Padukone is currently busy shooting for Chennai Express, alongside Shahrukh Khan.
Rubbishing the rumours, Deepika Padukone said, “That’s not true at all. Shah Rukh is the most encouraging person I have worked with. He is extremely proud of me and my achievements and he would never do something like that.” While the whole cast of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is busy with the film’s promotion and a global tour, Deepika wasn’t present at any promotional event so far.
Deepika Padukone had made her Bollywood debut opposite Shahrukh Khan, in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Speaking about it, she said, “Today, I am lot more confident and lot more comfortable around him. In the first film, I was just too shocked and too surprised about the fact that I have even got such a debut.”
Describing the experience of working with the King Khan, Deepika said, “He is definitely a friend. He has always been someone who I can rely on, or call on, at any point in the daytime or whatever. He is just somebody to talk to and he has been that person for me in Chennai Express as well.”
We hope this friendship reflects on screen, when Chennai Express is released in August!