Deepika Padukone has denied reports that she was approached for Karan Johar's much-discussed project Shuddhi but said she was willing to do the film if offered.
"I haven't been approached for the film yet. I don't know if they (makers) know what is happening with the film," Deepika said at an event.
"At the point when Hrithik was doing it I would have definitely be interested in doing it. Now that he is not doing it, I don't know what is happening with the project," she said.
The upcoming film under Karan Johar's home production is getting delayed over its casting.
Earlier Kareena Kapoor Khan and Hrithik Roshan were to star in the film but Hrithik's illness delayed the project, forcing the actor to opt out.
It is also not clear whether Kareena is still a part of the movie. When asked if she would do the role if approached, Deepika replied in the affirmative.
"Yes I would do it, why not?... If Karan thinks I would do justice to it then I will do it. Though Hrithik is not doing the film, I would be okay to do the film with any other co-star. It all depends on what they plan to do with the project," she added.
The film will be directed by Karan Malhotra of Agneepath fame.
On chemistry between two actors
The sizzling chemistry that Deepika shared with co-star Ranveer Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela sparked rumours of a romance between the two actors. But both Deepika and Ranveer have refrained from directly commenting on the status of their relationship.
"Chemistry was relevant to the film at that time. What was important for me and Ranveer is to have a good chemistry in a film like Ram Leela which is an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. (As) the film was a passionate love story, we needed that kind of chemistry and it worked for the film," Deepika said at an event.
She said contrary to the perception, the on-screen chemistry cannot be created between two actors. "You cannot create chemistry. Also a director cannot direct chemistry as it is something that actors bring to their characters and to the film. It lies in the comfort level that they share. I believe they cannot create it," the actress said.
On profit sharing
Once the film is superhit, one has seen top actors demanding profit share from the makers. Deepika too thinks of following the trend.
"I think it depends on project to project. If it is fair for guys (actors) to get it (profit share) then why not girls. I will definitely think about it," she said.
On playing Big B's daughter
Deepika chose to play safe when asked whether she would play the role of Amitabh Bachchan's daughter in Soojit Sircar's upcoming film.
"It is too soon to say anything. I like to talk about the projects that I am doing. It is unfair to talk about films for which things are not finalised as it leads to unnecessary reporting. It gets messy. Officially, I am doing my next film with Imtiaz Ali which will have Ranbir Kapoor," Deepika said.
On actors going under the knife
Recently, actress Anushka Sharma publicly slammed reports that she had gone under the knife for a lip job. When asked Deepika's opinion on actors going under the knife for a better look, the actress said she did not endorse cosmetic procedure.
"I am not anybody to comment on what other people should do and not. I personally don't endorse it as it is not natural," Deepika said.