»   »   »  Malaika Arora Recommended Deepika Padukone For Om Shanti Om?

Malaika Arora Recommended Deepika Padukone For Om Shanti Om?

Posted By:
Subscribe to Filmibeat
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    It's been a decade since Deepika Padukone debuted in the film Om Shanti Om in 2007 alongside Shahrukh Khan and it looks like she got the role in Farah Khan's film with the recommendation of Malaika Arora. It all began when ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks made Deepika the showstopper in his fashion show 'Isadora' and Malaika was impressed with her looks and talents and recommended the same to Farah Khan.

    Wendell Rodricks opened up by saying, "I showed a collection called Isadora at Lakmé Fashion Week. It was a game changer for Deepika. Director Farah Khan asked my friend Malaika to suggest a new model to star opposite Shahrukh Khan for her new film. Om Shanti Om did not have a working title at the time. I suggested Deepika who was barely two years into modelling. I made her open the show and told Malaika that the first girl I was sending out was the one I recommend. Malaika liked her, conveyed the same to Farah and a screen test was done. The rest is history."

    Malaika Arora

    Malaika Arora was the one who recommended Deepika Padukone to Farah Khan for Om Shanti Om.

    Impressive Girl

    Malaika Arora was impressed with Deepika Padukone's modelling talents at the Wendell Rodricks fashion show.

    Show Stopper

    Deepika Padukone was the showstopper for Lakme Fashion Week 'Isadora'.

    Om Shanti Om

    She was just 2 years into modelling when she got a breakthrough in Om Shanti Om.

    Too Glad

    We're very glad that Malaika Arora recommended Deepika Padukone to Farah Khan though.

    Malaika Arora DRESS made her UNCOMFORTABLE; Here's Why | FilmiBeat
    Close Friends

    Close Friends

    Malaika Arora is a close friend to both Wendell Rodricks and Farah Khan.

    Blockbuster Movie

    Om Shanti Om ended up being a blockbuster hit in 2007 and it also starred Arjun Rampal in a negative role.

    Deewangi Deewangi

    Malaika Arora was also seen in the song Deewangi Deewangi in Om Shanti Om.

    Shaking A Leg

    She shook a leg with her sister Amrita Arora, Dino Morea and Shahrukh Khan.

    Big Starcast

    The song Deewangi Deewangi also starred several Bollywood celebrities.

    Get all the buzzing scoop from the world of entertainment - Filmibeat

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Filmibeat sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more