Shah Rukh Khan, the producer and hero of DeepikaPadukone’s debut film “Om Shanti Om”, says she has paved the way for her own success and that she always had it in her to be a “star”.
SRK and Deepika worked under Farah Khan’s direction for ‘Om Shanti Om’, and the team has joined hands again for the forthcoming ‘Happy New Year’. In the gap of seven years, Deepika has established herself as one of the reigning beauties in Bollywood — and Shah Rukh feels the success is “all hers”.
“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 in a group interview.
Citing his own example, he said that when he worked on his debut film ‘Deewana’, veteran actors like Rishi Kapoor and AmrishPuri were very nice and kind to him.
“I must have made mistakes, I must have been good and bad,” Shah Rukh said as he mulled over his own journey.
But then talking of Deepika, he said: “I think Deepika was always a star. Since she was new, we did the ‘Aankhonmeinteri’ 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.