Deepika Padukone is apparently hurt that her co-star and the producer of Love Aaj Kal, Saif Ali Khan, has been stating in his interviews saying he wishes his lady-love Kareena Kapoor was in the film instead of Deepika, sending wrong signals about his leading lady, and about his home production.
But the actress puts up a brave front, "I wouldn't like to comment on it as he's my producer. He's a great producer and a great co-star and I am happy that my director Imtiaz Ali wanted me to be there. I have gone according to his dictates. It's scary the kind of stuff Imtiaz has envisaged for my character in the film it's so close and similar to me. It's almost as if he had written the film with me in mind."
About Saif wanting Bebo in the film in stead of her, he said "He's in love and that's a good thing. I don't feel bad because I am confident about what I have done and I know he won't repent taking me in his film." Deepika is also involved with an actor and cannot ever consider asking a director to cast them together. However she understands that each couple is different and react to situations differently. The actress, who was last seen in Billu has returned from the land of the Incas (Peru) where she had gone on a photoshoot.
Deepika came back to India with a bad bout of flu. Though after some anxious moments, swine flu was ruled out. The actress skipped Shahrukh's party for Gerard Butler due to the illness but has been reporting for shooting for Farhan Akhtar's Karthik Calling Karthik every day in spite of the flu."
Deepika says, "Yes, I was a bit unwell but I didn't want to cancel the shoots. I missed Shahrukh's party because I was unwell and exhausted. I was shooting till 11 pm that night and had to report for shooting again the next day from 9 am again."
She says although people around her were concerned, she knew she hadn't caught the dreaded flu, "It started only after we had left Lima (in Peru)." Deepika is more disappointed that she couldn't visit Cuzco, the old capital of the Incas and other places as there was too little time. "I have never been to South America before and was hoping to see the Land of the Inca and Machu Picchu but there was too little time. I was in Lima for less than 48 hours."