Actress Deepika Padukone, the Bangalore model turned hot new
comer in Bollywood in her debut film with Shahrukh Khan in Om
Shanti Om, turned down for any Tamil projects including Ajith
and Surya films! Few days before, there was news spread about her
debut in Tamil film industry against Ajith under Saran's
But reliable sources close to Deepika, "It is a mere imagination
but never turns to be in practice. Neither Deepika nor her manager
has met or talked to anybody regarding any South Indian film…"
Deepika has started her career through a Kannada film Aishwarya
against Upendra. Some of our Tamil film industry filmmakers thought
that as a star emerged from South India, she may be accepted the
offer from them.
Already Goutham Menon (much earlier to the release of her OSO)
has approached the actress for his Vaaranam Aayiram against Surya.
But the actress was politely opted out from the project. After the
release of OSO, Deepika has become like a super model with the
payment of one crore for an endorsement of a product.
At present, she is the Brand Ambassador for many giant companies
including Kingfisher, HLL (Close up, Liril) and Strauss Signature.
Now, she is fully concentrating in the next project of Siddhard
Anand against her ex boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. Sources said that the
actress was paid Rs.2 crores for this project!
Is there any one ready to pay more than this amount for an
actress in Tamil movies?