When Salman Khan was rejected by Deepika Padukone

Salman KhanAt 27, actress Deepika Padukone seems back and confesses that she may not have made all the right options. After 5 years in the film industry, she says, “It feels as if it were yesterday! It was so unnerving and unclear when I first came into the industry. I was a 21-year-old in a new city, living all by myself, and I got into in an industry where I didn’t know a soul.”

And that, she says, is the reason that she refused a movie with Bollywood’s ‘it’ man, Salman Khan, with whom she can’t wait to work now. “I wasn’t ready. I was too young and unclear about which profession to choose at that time. A lot of people thought I was foolish to let it go, but I guess it was destined.

But I am glad that I didn’t do the film, because I know I wouldn’t have done justice to it and our pairing then,” she says, expressing her desire to join Salman Khan camp now even though she started as a Shah Rukh Khan heroine. Up next, she’s braced for some big releases – Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Race 2

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