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'When I am with the boys, I am like one of them'

Deepika Padukone's life does not revolve only around Bollywood and Ranbir. The former state level badminton champ still gives sport a chunk of her time. Itee Dewan chats with the starlet...

india Updated: Mar 26, 2009 17:46 IST
Itee Dewan
Itee Dewan
Hindustan Times

Looking at this picture, you may feel a twinge of pity for Ranbir Kapoor. It’s hard to pity a young, handsome actor with a stunning girlfriend, but the thing is, Ranbir had not seen this photo before this morning — he, along with you, is seeing it in

HT City


Deepika Padukone

Looking at this picture, you may not want to believe that Deepika Padukone doesn’t have to diet or exercise regularly. Tough for you — she doesn’t. The cover girl of the second issue of

Harper’s Bazaar India

is plain lucky with her genes.

“I am someone who has always been inclined to sports. I am blessed with a good body. I don’t have to diet and I don’t have the tendency to put on weight. Having said that, I eat right and I eat healthy,” says Deepika, who shot in Phuket with photographer Atul Kasbekar for the cover and interview in

Harper’s Bazaar


On the reports of her refusing another magazine’s cover shoot with actress Sonam Kapoor, Deepika says, “I don’t know about this. I was told it was a solo shoot and, in fact, I have already done the shoot… the issue is out in June.” Any friends in the industry? She replies, “I really don’t have the time to go out and catch up. With our shoots, there is no time for personal or social life.”

About Ranbir, she tells

Harper’s Bazaar

, “It’s a normal relationship between normal people. Ranbir and I have been together for over a year now and as long as we know where we are headed, gossip and speculation cannot affect us.”

Her life does not revolve only around Bollywood and Ranbir; the former state level badminton player still gives sport a chunk of her time. On a cricket pitch, Deepika will surprise you with her bowling and batting prowess. “People have mostly seen my feminine side,” she says, “but when I am with the boys, I am like one of them, especially when it comes to sports.”

First Published: Mar 26, 2009 16:30 IST