Debunking claims about asking Shah Rukh Khan to push release of DILWALE to make way for her historical love story BAJIRAO MASTANI, Deepika Padukone says she shares a special equation with SRK and would on no account formulate such an appeal to him. Quite a lot of reports suggested that Deepika, who forayed into Bollywood with Shah Rukh starrer Om Shanti Om, had called SRK to request him to change the release date of DILWALE to ward off a clash at the box office.
DILWALE is releasing alongside Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s BAJIRAO MASTANI. But Deepika has a different story to tell. “I have a very personal equation with Shah Rukh. I would never do something like that,” she said when asked about these rumors on October 18 at start of 11th edition of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015.
And Deepika added that she thinks it’s a producer and a director’s trade to make a decision on the release date of the movie. “When you are working on a film like Bajirao Mastani, you have very little time or headspace for even getting involved in something like this,” Deepika told to the press “The only thing you can do as an actor is do your part with honesty and conviction and leave the rest to the professionals like the producers and the director to take the call,” she added.
BAJIRAO MASTANI is a period drama starring Ranveer Singh as the 18th century Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I, while his love interest, Mastani, is essayed by Deepika. National Award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra portrays Kashibai, the first wife of Bajirao.