Deepika Padukone is not denying her love for Siddharth Mallya. But she isn't admitting it either. Tell her about the rumours and she laughs, "We all know how true such rumours are. I'm very uncomfortable talking about it. Let the press write and say what it has to. I'm not saying anything."
So did Siddharth lose weight on svelte Deepika's say-so?
Speaking of Sid's size, Deepika sighs, "Let me put it this way. If someone decides to lose that much weight the willpower has to come from within, and not from someone else. Beyond that, I wouldn't know why he lost so much weight. I never had to lose so much weight."
She opens up when talking about her career. At the moment it's all very hush-hush. But here's the inside information. A very sensitive and passionate filmmaker known for his epic vision and grand spectacles is planning to remake Shakti Samanta's 1971 classic Amar Prem. The director will cast Deepika Padukone in Sharmila Tagore role.
And Deepika is all for it. "I think it's a great compliment. I'd love to do a film like Amar Prem. I want to do a classic Hindi-film heroine's part. That's my true calling. I'm really looking forward to it."
There is a special bonding burgeoning between Deepika and Sharmila Tagore who plays her mother in new-director Danish Aslam's film Break Ke Baad. The screen mother-daughter spend hours together.
Deepika can't keep the admiration out of her voice while speaking of the senior actress. "We had our dimples in common, and that broke the ice. She's one of the most elegant ladies I've come across."