I think Deepika was always a star: Shahrukh Khan

Deepika Padukone has gone a long way since she debuted with Farah Khan’s directional venture, ‘Om Shanti Om’.  She is the reigning queen of Bollywood and delivered ample blockbusters over these years. That she is always a star has been predicted by not only her co-star Shahrukh Khan but megastar Amitabh Bachchan too.

"I have nothing to do with her (Deepika's) success. It's all hers. You can't take credit away from someone," Shah Rukh told reporters in a group interview.

Recalling his struggle, King Khan said, "I must have made mistakes, I must have been good and bad," Shah Rukh said as he mulled over his own journey.

Talking of Deepika, he said, "I think Deepika was always a star. Since she was new, we did the 'Aankhon Mein Teri' song and we showed it to Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan). He said, 'She is a very huge star.' She was a supermodel at that time, so it's not something we (Farah and I) have done."

"I haven't worked with her for seven years, but I think she has it all. As a friend, I told her that 'Always do a film where you feel comfortable with the people around'. She has made wonderful choices -- whether it's Cocktail or Finding Fanny. She has chosen some highly commercial films too; she has made the right choices," he said.

After Amitabh Bachchan saw the rushes of ‘Om Shanti Om’, he predicted that she would be a star. Deepika would next seen in Farah han's next venture 'Happy New Year' slated to release this Diwali.