In a previous interview, she had even said, “I want to work in a romantic film with him; a nice love story. I have always shown my fondness for him. He comes across as a very romantic person and that will reflect on screen.”
When we informed the Dabangg (2010) actor of Deepika’s keenness, he jokingly said, “Really? Then I think we should re-launch her.”
Deepika made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om (2007), but it was Salman who first spotted her and even offered her a film. But she turned down the offer back then. “I was too young and unclear about which profession to choose at that time. A lot of people thought I was foolish to let it go, but I guess it was destined. But I am glad that I didn’t do the film, because I know I wouldn’t have done justice to it and to our pairing then,” Deepika had said.