On a recent trip to the UK, Deepika Padukone was housebound for three days with a bout of malaria. Her co-star from Housefull, Akshay Kumar took care of her. “I’m recovering now,” she says, “I was bedridden for three days. And yes, I did return to the set on Saturday. I had to shoot. But I’m not sure whether it was the wisest of decisions, considering it was malaria.”
Akshay and Deepika have previously featured together in the under-rated Chandni Chowk to China and he was the first to her side when she became ill.”I’m lucky to be surrounded by gallant men,” Deepika confirms, “Whether it’s my dad, Ranbir, Akshay, Shah Rukh Khan or any of my co-stars, I haven’t so far encountered any ill-behaved men.”
In the movie, Akshay plays a guy who doesn’t believe in love whereas Deepika is a die-hard romantic. I wonder how it will end? Meanwhile, Deepika can be seen this month in the heavily-promoted Love Aaj Kal with Saif Ali Khan which is said to contain some hot smooching between the two leads.