Deepika chooses money over Shahrukh
Stars happily do cameo for their industry friends when they are approached to do so. Whether it is Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya, Shahrukh Khan, Kareena, Sanjay Dutt or whoever he or she may be though established, they never hesitate to appear for a small role in films and most of the time they even appear for free of cost. But money matters a lot for Om Shanti Om gal Deepika Padukone, she is not ready for a cameo even for the sake of friendship. Though she made her debut with Shahrukh Khan, the actress readily accepted the cheque when SRK paid her for an item number in Billo Barber.
But Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra returned the cheque of 40 lakh when Shahrukh offered them whereas Deepika deposited hers in her bank. Bebo and Priyanka returned it by saying that they have done it for Shahrukh as he is their close friend and share a good personal and professional relationship.
A source close to Deepika says, "Kareena and Priyanka can afford to forego their payment as they are established actresses; Deepika is starting out. She wouldn't hear about being paid for her debut film as she felt obliged to Farah Khan and SRK for her break."
Billu Barber is a Priyadarshan flick, starring Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta and Shahrukh Khan.