There are many reasons why an actor agrees to do a particular project. For this one, Deepika agreed to be part of the film for emotional reasons. When Rajinikanth’s daughter Saundarya approached Deepika for the project, the actress agreed to be associated with it without even hearing the concept, script or her role.
Deepika felt it was a huge honour for her to share screen space with a legend like Rajinikanth and a great opportunity to be able to work with such a veteran. She didn’t want to let go off the opportunity that had come her way as she always wanted to interact with the star and discuss the dynamics of cinema with him.
Also the ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ team felt that among the younger actresses, the beauty and performance level required for the film would be justified solely by Deepika Padukone. Prior to this, only Aishwarya Rai from Bollywood has worked with Rajinikanth in ‘Robot’.
Deepika has been at the top of the list for every director, producer and actor. She has proved her mettle as an actress and is working round the clock to stay at the top.
With films like ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ with Rajinikanth, ‘Happy New Year’ with Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishekh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, ‘Finding Fanny Fernandez’ with Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, ‘Window Seat’ with Ranbir Kapoor and being approached for the biggest film from Dharma Productions, ‘Shuddhi’, this girl has set her mark and is all prepared to get it.
Well, with talent like hers and looks that could kill, she surely is here to stay. You go girl!