Sridevi is a big fan of Deepika

Deepika Padukone has a new fan in yesteryears actress, Sridevi. She has recently praised Deepika, as the one she likes most amongst the current crop of actresses.

Sridevi is making her comeback with Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish. Gauri is the wife of veteran filmmaker Balki, famous director of the movies Cheeni Kum and Paa.

Responding to the praise Deepika has said, “It is a huge compliment. She is someone I have admired. I grew up watching all her films. It is nice to know that she admires my work.”

Deepika was present for receiving the Smita Patil Memorial Award for best actor, organized by the Priyadarshani Academy.

Speaking about the awards she had received, she said, “The fact that I have got this award at an early phase of my career makes me feel happy and it makes me feel that I must be doing the right kind of work.” She further added, “It gives me confidence to do the kind of films I want to do and believe in roles that excite me. I will continue working hard.”

When asked, if she thinks of winning a national award one day, she said, “Every actor dreams of it. When you do a shot in front of the camera, it is not on your mind. You are not working to win awards.” She also said, “But at the end of the day, when you finish a film and have put in all the hard work, you wish for an award and if a national award comes my way, then it is definitely a good thing.”

Deepika started her career with modeling. She modeled for brands like, Liril, Dabur Lal Power and Close-up. Her debut in film industry was with the Kannada Film, Aishwarya. However she claimed fame and glory in Farah Khan’s movie Om Shanti Om, where she was cast opposite Shahrukh Khan. She didn’t have to look back after that as the rest is history.

Her upcoming movies include Vikram Simha, where she will share the screen opposite the legendary, Rajnikanth. Vikram Simha (Kochadaiyan) is supposed to be releasing on 12-12-12. On the occasion of Rajinkanth's birthday on December 12th.In 2013 she will be seen in Rohit Shetty‘s movie Chennai Express, co-starring Shahrukh. She is also working on Karan Johar’s home production Yeh Jawani hai Deewani, with ex-flame Ranbir Kapoor. And there is also Sanjay Leela Bhansali Ram Leela. We hope all her movies become a major success at the box office.