Deepika Padukone seems to have a thing for actors who, as referred to in industry parlance, are designated ‘seniors’. After debuting opposite Shah Rukh Khan, a good two decades her senior, in Om Shanti Om, she worked with Akshay Kumar in Chandni Chowk To China and Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal, who are well into their 40s.
Now she teams up with Akshay again in Housefull. But the 24-year-old actress does not mind romancing senior actors onscreen. “It doesn’t make a difference. What is important is whether the person opposite me fits the role or not. For me as an actor, this is what I keep in mind before signing a film, whether I am convinced about the characterisation in the film or not. If that turns out to be the case, then the age of co-star doesn’t matter because you know that he too will do it all convincingly,” said Padukone.
One consistent factor in Deepika’s choice of films has been top actors and big banners. “It hasn’t been a conscious decision. If great banners, good directors and fabulous co-stars are being offered to me, I would be a fool to refuse them. Of course, I get other offers as well but if I am getting something so good, I would pick the best out of them,” said the actress.
With each of her forthcoming films such as Housefull, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se (Abhishek Bachchan), Break Ke Baad (Imran Khan) and Lafange Parinde (Neil Nitin Mukesh) set in different genres, Deepika hopes for a Housefull innings ahead.