So why haven't the duo signed any film together? "Ranbir and I have decided that till such time we aren't offered a script that inspires us, we won't work together. I am keen to work with him. So is he. We looked great in Bachna Ae Haseeno," she tells me.
While Deepika started her career with 'seniors' like SRK (Om Shanti Om), Akshay Kumar (Chandni Chowk To China) and Saif Ali Khan (Love Aaj Kal), she's now cast alongside Gen X actors - Abhishek Bachchan (Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se), Farhan Akhtar (Karthik Calling Karthik) Neil Nitin Mukesh (Yash Raj's untitled film) and Imran Khan (Break Ke Baad).
Incidentally, she will have as many as five releases this year, if you count the above-mentioned four films as also House Full, which teams Akshay and Deepika again. "Yes, 2010 is an eventful year for me. I hope to live up to the expectations that people have from me, after Love Aaj Kal," she smiles.