Deepika Padukone had to fly economy class from Jaipur to Mumbai on Monday when the Karthik Calling Karthik promotional private jet had to be cancelled because of risky weather. Instead of taking the chance to sleep, however, the cast stayed up all night playing Mendicot – also known as Uno. “We had blocked a whole row and instead of sleeping after a super-hectic day we started playing Mendicot,” Deepika confirmed, “We forgot we were in a commercial flight. So we were yelling and screaming in excitement while the rest of the passengers were trying to sleep.”
Deepika now appears to have become addicted to the game. “I can’t stop playing Mendicot,” she said, “Ritesh and Farhan introduced me to the game. When we took off on Sunday from Mumbai on our private jet the first thing Farhan and Ritesh did was to teach us this game. I’ve become addicted.”
Since her break-up with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika has certainly made people sit up and notice with her bold new image. Gone has the demure girl of the past – to be replaced by the glamorous diva in the black silk gown and plunging neckline that we saw at the Filmfare Awards – with her hair scraped back and the wildcat eyes. The mildly gothic effect was enhanced with smoky make-up, black nails and black heels, enhancing her already statuesque figure.