They may be spotted together at events, don’t mind indulging in public display of affection and she is a regular visitor at the IPL matches played by his father Vijay Mallya’s team Royal Challengers, but actor Deepika Padukone denies with a deifinitive “No” that she and Siddhartha Mallya are an item.
Though she admits watching IPL matches closely, her knowledge about cricket is not much. “I just know the basics of IPL. I’ve been a sportsperson and I’ve been into badminton,” she says.
In the capital to unveil Audi A7 Sportback, the 25-year-old was happy for her industry colleague Sonam Kapoor walking the red carpet at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival. “I’d like to wish her all the best. I was there last year so I wish her for this year. It’s a fabulous experience,” she says. Padukone, who was last seen with Kapoor on
Koffee with Karan
, has, however “not been in touch” with her.
Rumours were rife that Aamir Khan is considering her for an item number in his upcoming home production,
, starring her
Break Ke Baad
co-star Imran Khan. Ask her about the same and she pleads ignorance. “I’m not aware of this. I’m sure he (Aamir) knows better. But I'd like to work with him,” she says.
The dusky beauty is busy juggling multiple projects like
with John Abraham,
with Saif Ali Khan and Rana opposite Rajinikanth, Padukone doesn’t mind being busy. “I think everyone has a different style of handling things. I’m passionate about my work. I’m not really counting scripts,” says the actor, who was last seen in an item song in
Dum Maaro Dum.
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