Deepika Padukone was recently seen sharing the couch with her badminton champion father Prakash Padukone and during this interview the Padmaavat actress made a confession that might surprise many. Now we all know that Deepika has worked with some of the biggest stars in Bollywood from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan. In fact, the actress was also in a relationship with some of these heartthrobs and continues to share a warm rapport with gen next heroes like Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. However, when Deepika was recently asked about her favourite co-star the actress said, “It may not be headline worthy”, hinting that the interviewer was expecting her to pick from Ranveer and Ranbir.
Instead Deepika chose her Piku co-star Irrfan Khan. She continued, “Irfan Khan is my favourite co-star. I don’t think Piku would have been as special for me if he wasn’t a part of that film. I think somewhere we just pushed each other and brought out best of each other.” With this one statement the actress also put Irrfan above Amitabh Bachchan, who’s revered as one of the biggest superstars of Bollywood.
Deepika also revealed that even though she has some big blockbusters under her belt, her this movie with Irrfan holds a special place in her heart. She said, “I think it was the entire experience of the entire story that we were telling that after a point your parents become children and you become the parent and how you need to take care of them, how the roles sort of change and reverse but it was told in such a entertaining way.”
When her host probed the actress about Big B, Deepika said, “I think for me, the same way I was with Shah Rukh for the first time. But I think when the camera rolls, all of that seize is to exist.” Also see: Here's what to-be husband Ranveer Singh calls Deepika Padukone
Interestingly after Piku was declared a success the actress hosted a bash for the entire cast and crew. Deepika made headline when she forgot to invite her co-star Amitabh Bachchan to this do sparking rumours of a fallout. Deepika clarified that Sr Bachchan’s omission from the party was in fact a technical glitch and even revealed that she has texted the actor to clarify her stance as she didn’t have the courage to call him. Amitabh and Deepika however met each other warmly when they came face-to-face at an event a few weeks later. In fact, Big B had even said that he wants to romance Deepika in a film. Also see: Irrfan Khan Is All Set to Resume His Work in Bollywood
By ignoring Amitabh Bachchan completely during this interaction again, is Deepika hinting that she indeed had issues with Amitabh Bachchan on Piku sets. Or is it just that the actress adores Irrfan Khan too much to talk anything beyond him. The actress was supposed to reunite with Irrfan in Vishal Bharadwaj’s next, however when the latter was diagnosed with cancer the film went into back-burner. But the filmmaker recently confirmed that the movie will go on floors next year.