Deepika Padukone chooses Shahrukh over Salman
Deepika Padukone may be at the top of her game right now but she has not forgotten the people who helped her to get there. Deepika was recently offered a special song in Salman Khan’s next release ‘Kick’. The actor has clearly stated in the past that she would love to work with Salman. So when opportunity finally knocked at her door, everyone thought she would lap it up in an instant. But contrary to popular assumption, it looks like she would not be ‘kicking’ after all.
Obviously speculation is rife over why Deepika did not agree to work with Salman with whom almost every top heroine wants to work. As per the report from industry insiders, Deepika did not want to get caught between clashes of interest. Deepika has a loyalty towards Shahrukh and shares a cordial relation with the superstar. Everyone knows about the cold war between Salman and Shahrukh and looks like Deepika does not want get on the wrong side of SRK. Not only Shahrukh helped her to score box office history with the film 'Chennai Express’ but had also helped her to score an impressive debut with ‘Om Shanti Om’. Deepika is also slated to do a sizzling song in Shahrukh’s next film ‘Happy New Year’. There is bound to be a comparison if Deepika does both the numbers and she is not really interested in getting embroiled in such things.
There can be other factors behind Deepika’s decision as well. The maker of ‘Kick’ is Sajid Nadiadwala who once shared a good relation with Farah Khan but now their relationship is in shambles. Originally Farah’s husband Shirish Kunder was scheduled to direct the film ‘Kick’. But there was some misunderstanding and Shirish had to be dropped from the film. Farah’s brother Sajid Khan also had a falling out with Nadiadwala. Since Deepika is currently working with Farah in 'Happy New Year', her involvement with Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ would have made things very awkward for everyone. Like Shahrukh, Deepika is keen to maintain a good relation with Farah because she directed her in her debut film. Also according to some people in the industry, at her current height of fame there is no need for Deepika to appear in too many item songs. She will be shortly living for a long holiday and needs to make her mind up soon. Everyone is now waiting to see where this situation ultimately heads.