When Bollywood superstar Salman Khan offered a film to model Deepika Padukone

'I was not ready for films. I didn't want to be an actor'



Fille
Fille

By Our Reporter

Published: Wed 23 Feb 2022, 9:49 AM

Deepika Padukone, who has worked with top Bollywood stars including Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, has never featured in a film with Salman Khan. “We’ve always had this beautiful relationship and I’ll always be grateful to him because he was one of the first people to offer me a film,” Deepika told an interviewer. “It was just a tragedy that I was not ready for it.”

Hoping that she would one day get to work with Salman, Deepika said that he was the first to offer her a role in a film, but she refused. “I had just started modelling and somebody I had worked with mentioned my work to him or he saw it. I was not ready for films. I didn't want to be an actor.”

But two years later in 2007, she acted in Om Shanti Om along with Shah Rukh. “Salman saw potential in me when even I did not know I had it,” she said. And she will always remember his encouragement and hoped to work with the superstar someday.

ALSO READ:

About two years ago, Salman was asked why he and Deepika were not seen in a film. “Deepika is a big star, so it has to be worth her while to do a film with me,” he responded. “Right now, there is nothing.”


More news from Entertainment
OTT Review: Senior Year

Entertainment

OTT Review: Senior Year

Senior Year transposes pre-millennial sensibilities into a Gen Z setting. You’d be forgiven if you believe — at least a little bit — you are watching snatches of Grease all over again

Entertainment2 days ago