Deepika Padukone has been in a tizzy ever since Shammi Kapoor asked her out for coffee via Twitter. The actress is very fond of the veteran actor (and vice versa) despite her break-up with actor Ranbir Kapoor (Shammi is Ranbir's grand uncle).
What's in a name...
Talking about it Deepika says, “I was very excited when Shammiji messaged me on Twitter. I didn't know he had messaged me because I was busy performing for the IPL opening ceremony. After my performance, I was flooded with messages in my BlackBerry Messenger and Twitter about Shammiji tweeting me. Till then, I didn't even know Shammiji was on the website as his name comes as Shamsher Raj."
Deepika says she is very excited when Shammi asked her over for coffee. "I remember him as the Paan Parag uncle and in the Yahoo song in Junglee. I have always been a big fan of his. It was really sweet of him to message me. I thanked him immediately.
“I am jumping at the opportunity to meet him for coffee. I have finished the first schedule of Pradeep Sarkar's Lafange Parinde and now starting on Kunal Kohli's Break Ke Baad. After I complete my shooting, I will go out on my date with Shammiji."
Deepika has recently changed her Twitter ID from @DeepikaCalling to @deepikapadukone. "Now it's verified too and I have finally got my proper name."
What did Shammi Kapoor say?
Last week, Shammi Kapoor had tweeted, "Hi Deepika - would like you to communicate maybe could meet over a cup of coffee at my place - love, Shammi uncle." And after Deepika had performed at the inaugural function of IPL at Mumbai he had tweeted again, "You were the best that IPL offered today - Love."