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Deepika fida over Arjun not Shah Rukh

india Updated: Feb 02, 2008 13:18 IST
Deepika Padukone

She may have enjoyed "being" the first to see Shah Rukh Khan flaunting six-pack abs but as far as looks matter, Bollywood's new entrant Deepika Padukone vouch for fellow Om Shanti Om actor Arjun Rampal.

"While I wasn't part of the Dard-e-disco song, we all knew that Shah Rukh was working hard on his body. I was there for the filming as I wanted to be the first to see his body, to feel it and make sure that it's for real," Deepika said in an interview with BBC.

Though she is impressed with 42-year-old Khan's body, Rampal is what makes her go weak who she says was her first crush.

"I think he looks very handsome. He is tall and chocolaty. I would be very happy if I get a chance to work with him. Arjun too was a model before he entered films and I got to learn a lot from him," she said. Padukone termed as rumours the reported 'deep friendship' between her and cricketer Yuvraj Singh, saying she appreciates only cricket.

"People will keep spreading rumours and the media will keep <b1>writing about it, but my family and my friends know everything. I don't applaud any single player (at cricket matches), I clap for the whole team. The cricket team is playing well and is bringing glory to the country," she said. On her dream man, Padukone said good looks, fame and money hardly matters to her.

"I would like the man in my life to be something like what my father was to my mother," she said.

"Women can make a long list of things their dream man should have but in the end what matters is that you should be able to lead your life with your man and both should be happy together. Good looks, money and being famous are not necessary," she added further.

On her not choosing a career in sports in spite of playing nationals in badminton, the actor who is the daughter of India's former badminton champion, Prakash Padukone, blamed it on cricket.

"Now-a-days people's attention is focused on cricket only and so cricket alone gets importance. It's worth remembering that the country has talents in other sports too," she said.