Actor Deepika Padukone, who debuted opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om, says nothing can ever change her equation with the superstar. Deepika had recently posted the first look of her upcoming film Bajirao Mastani on Instagram, which will clash at the Box office with SRK-Kajol starrer Dilwale this year, with hashtag #ChallengeAccepted.
The Piku star later edited the picture and removed the #challengeaccepted, but it seems the damage was already done. Reportedly, King Khan was not happy with her Chennai Express co-star's attitude.
When asked Deepika about it, she says, "I find it really amazing that some picture of my film with a certain hashtag... it's amazing that some connection is found to some completely different film and it is blown out of proportion. I don't think any of these articles will ever come in my way on my equation with Shah Rukh."
A still from SRK, Kajol-starrer Dilwale.
The actor said it was ironic that when people were reading about the reported fight, Shah Rukh was sending her messages congratulating her on opening her foundation in the field of mental health. "What he and I share is known to us and it is very special. Ironically, when you all were reading this article, he was messaging and congratulating me about my foundation. He was one of the first people I spoke to while I was thinking about it. He has always been encouraging and supportive."
Rohit Shetty's Dilwale and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Bajirao Mastani are slated for release on December 18 this year. "I am just an actor. I am neither the producer nor director to say anything. I have no business sense and I have no idea whether it is good or bad for the film," she said about the box office clash.
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