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We have to kiss, says Deepika

Gone are the days when we had two flowers nodding on screen to depict a kiss. Today, since Saif and I are playing a couple in the movie, we have to touch and even kiss each other, says actress Deepika Padukone.

entertainment Updated: Jun 27, 2009 18:44 IST
Rachana Dubey

When asked how she was cool with Saif touching her butt in an intimate scene in Love Aaj Kal, Deepika Padukone laughed. “Which day and age are we living in, yaar?” Padukone, who was in Delhi to launch the Swiss watch brand Tissot’s Sea Touch, added, “Gone are the days when we had two flowers nodding on screen to depict a kiss. Today, since Saif and I are playing a couple in the movie, we have to touch and even kiss each other. Physical proximity is high and no one minds.”

Though viewers have already panned the chemistry between Saif and her, Deepika is oblivious. “On the contrary, I’ve been told that the promos are cute and romantic. And the chemistry is just right.”

Buzz has it that Ranbir Kapoor was pushing for Katrina Kaif for a film he was approached for. “I know Ranbir well and I don’t need to buy any of this gossip. He’s a professional. He doesn’t push for anyone. He never pushed for me, so why would he push for Katrina?” she asks? Rumours about an affair between Kat and Ranbir have been rife. She says, “We know how such ‘friendships’ get written about. We’re secure in our relationship and comfortable with each other’s work.” She adds that while they both believe in the institution of marriage, it should happen “only at the right time.”

Though the actress has featured on plenty of magazine covers abroad, Katrina Kaif has far more endorsements. “Sure, Katrina has more endorsements in her kitty but then, she’s been around longer than I have. Even when I entered the movies, I was pitted against girls who had been around for a while, like Kareena (Kapoor) and Priyanka (Chopra). Give me some time to grow as an actor first. I’m still new to the business and I don't take on an assignment unless I am completely convinced. It doesn’t matter to me if someone else takes on five, 10 or 50 assignments.”

—With inputs from Princy Jain