With teasers for two of Deepika Padukone’s films — Break Ke Baad and Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se — out in quick succession, the lady’s back in the limelight. Here’s striking a conversation.Did you get along with your Break Ke Baad hero Imran Khan?
He is really sweet. Actors tend to give and take a lot. We had a lot of rehearsals for the film because the dialogues demanded it. They are not dialogues, they are conversations, which two people in a relationship are likely to have.
You have created quite a furore with a recent interview in which you have revealed that your boyfriend cheated on you.
If it is in the interview, then I must have said it.
Was it directed at Ranbir or someone else? Can you please clear the air?
I have not named anyone in the interview. People have the habit of assuming a lot of stuff and jumping to conclusions. So let’s move on and not keep harping on it.
Will you work with Ranbir again?
He is someone I’m very fond of. We spoke to each other on his birthday. I’m really looking forward to work with him because I guess we haven’t ‘worked-worked’ together.
What tips would you give to people on dealing with a break-up?
Everyone has a different way of dealing with a break-up. Some people immerse themselves in work, for instance. But each one of us has the strength to come out of any situation. As long as you have faith in yourself, you can do anything.
Are you someone who believes in the institution of marriage?
Yes, I believe in the concept of marriage, in the concept of true love, in the concept of maintaining and living a relationship. I’m kind of old fashioned.
What kind of a guy would you get married to?
Do any of us know the kind of person we are going to get married to? Hmm … someone who can understand my silence and someone with whom I can have a good conversation. But he has to be my friend first; he should accept me with my flaws.
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