Deepika Padukone grabs Sonam Kapoor’s place at awards show

The equation between Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone has not been very great after the two actresses appeared on ‘Koffee with Karan 3’. The fashionista has been taking digs at the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress at every opportunity, from her fashion sense to her Hollywood debut. Now, it seems that Deepika is getting back at the ‘Neerja’ actress.

At the 22nd annual Star Screen Awards held in Mumbai earlier this month, veteran actress Rekha was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award. While Deepika presented the award to the gorgeous diva, reports have surfaced that originally, Sonam was supposed to do the honours.

However, at the last moment, the organizers of the awards function informed Sonam and her team that she won’t be presenting the prestigious award. Rather, Deepika was accommodated at Sonam’s place at the ceremony, according to a report in DNA.

Sonam, being a thorough professional, handled the situation with utmost class and dignity and stuck to her other commitments with the show. The actress without making a fuss, went on to record her special performance on Rekha.

The report quoted a source as saying, "While Sonam's contract clearly mentioned that she would be paying tribute to Rekha as well as presenting her with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the organizers decided to have Deepika Padukone present the award to Rekha at the very last minute. Despite their lack of professionalism and ethics, Sonam maintained her cool. She sat through the show, recorded her performance even though it was nearing midnight and finally left gracefully only after she finished what she had committed to them.”