Deepika Padukone has defended her Chennai Express co-star Shah Rukh Khan by dismissing rumours that he told her not to go on the promotional tour for her upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. “That’s not true at all,” said Deepika. “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.”
The 27-year-old actress also said that she feels more comfortable working with Shah Rukh, in contrast to when she was paired opposite him in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om (2007), where she made her Bollywood debut. “Today, I am a lot more confident and a 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.” “Shah Rukh is definitely a friend. He has always been someone who I can rely on or call on 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.”
Check out this fab video of her last day of shoot!
Deepika is the hot actress to look out for this year with big films to her belt. Her next film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani releases this Friday, whereas Chennai Express will release in August!