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Co-stars' age doesn't matter to Deepika

After debuting opposite Shah Rukh Khan, a good two decades her senior, in Om Shanti Om the leggy beauty has worked with Akshay Kumar in Chandni Chowk To China and Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal, who are well into their 40s.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2010 11:41 IST

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone seems to have thing for working with actors who, as referred to in ndustry parlance, are designated 'seniors'.



After debuting opposite Shah Rukh Khan, a good two decades her senior, in Om Shanti Om the leggy beauty has worked with Akshay Kumar (Chandni Chowk To China) and Saif Ali Khan (Love Aaj Kal) who are well into their 40s.

Now she would be reuniting with Akshay again in Housefull. But the 24-year-old actress does not mind romancing senior actors onscreen.

"I don't think it makes a difference. What is important is whether the person opposite me fits the role or not. When you come to watch a film, you do not think that 'Oh, this is an Akshay starrer and I am going to see a leading man who is 40-50 years old.

"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.

Over a period of time, one consistent factor that has been seen in her choice of films is that it is top actors and big banners that seem to attract her most.

While low budget 'experimental' cinema doesn't seem to be enticing her much, one wonders if this is the kind of pattern that she has decided for herself in the industry?

"No, it is not a conscious decision at all. Now if great banners, good directors and fabulous co-stars are being offered to me, then 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.

She was paired opposite Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal which was one of the biggest hits of 2009, but says that it is too early to start celebrating as she has a long way to go.

"It is just a beginning for me and not the end of the road. Hence, it didn't make sense for me to begin celebrating so soon; after all I still have a lot more to achieve. I don't like to tom-tom about my success. It is of course a great feeling when my films do well. Having said that, I can't sit down and say that I was satisfied," said Deepika.

With each of her forthcoming films like Sajid Khan's Housefull (Akshay Kumar), Ashutosh Gowariker's Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se (Abhishek Bachchan), Karan Johar's Break Ke Baad (Imran Khan) and Yash Raj Films' (tentatively titled) Lafange Parinde (Neil Nitin Mukesh) set in different genres, Deepika hopes for a Housefull innings ahead.