Two films old Deepika Padukone is shining like a star in the tinsel town. Filmmakers have started tagging her as a lucky charm and considered her to be a crowd puller. They feel that even her small appearance may prove wonders and may result in box-office success also.
Looking at her immense popularity, director Priyadarshan has signed in Deepika for a cameo in his upcoming flick Billo Barber which has Shahrukh and Nana Patekar in pivotal roles. Irrfan Khan has the main role in the movie.
Not many know this but it was Priyadarshan who was to introduce Deepika to the cine world but things did not work out accordingly and instead she was launched by Farah Khan in Om Shanti Om. Priyadarshan did not have any ill-feeling regarding missing Deepika but was happy that she was associated with Farah's film and got to taste of success in her first attempt.
Talking about his shelved film with Deepika, Priyadarshan confirmed saying that Deepika was being considered for a film called Pirates – about music piracy. But the film didn't work out. He is glad to know that Deepika made her debut with a film as successful as OSO, and that too with Shahrukh. Besides Deepika, Kareena Kapoor will also be seen in a guest appearance in the movie.