Deepika clears the air about SRK

Mumbai: Deepika Padukone has rubbished rumours that her “Chennai Express” co-star Shah Rukh Khan has asked her not to go for the promotional tour of her film “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, and says he will never do such a thing.

“That’s not true at all. Shah Rukh is the most encouraging person I have worked with. He is extremely proud of me and my achievements and he would never do something like that,” she said here.

The makers of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone-starrer “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” have chalked out a plan for the promotion and global tour of the movie but reportedly, it’s being said that Shah Rukh has asked her to stay back and complete their film.

Deepika, who was present at an event held for the launch of People magazine, minced no word in praising Shah Rukh.

“Today, I am lot more confident and lot more comfortable around him,” said the actress who made Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh in 2007 hit movie “Om Shanti Om”.

“In the first film, I was just too shocked and too surprised about the fact that I have even got such a debut,” she said.

“He (Shah Rukh) is definitely a friend. He is always been someone who I can rely on or call on any point in the daytime or whatever. He is just somebody to talk to and he has been that person for me in ‘Chennai Express’ as well.”

Directed by Rohit Shetty, “Chennai Express” is scheduled for release in August this year.


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