She wrote, ”9th NOVEMBER 2007. My debut film Om Shant Om was pitted against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. And as grateful as I was (And I still am… I cannot think of another female actor who has been launched in the same manner as I was), I also remember thinking to myself at the same time, that I would never be good enough..to be a Sanjay Leela Bhansali muse.
Fast forward to 2012. I was extremely unwell and laid up in bed. I received a call from my management saying ”Sanjay Leela Bhansali wants to meet you”. I said, ”What?!. They said, ”Yes! He is doing a film and you really like to meet you”. ”I would do cartwheels to go and see him right away, but I can’t get out of my bed right now!” I said. The next thing I know, he was on his way to see me!
What ensued in the years that followed was nothing short of an ‘iconic partnership’ I believe. And together we’ve created ‘iconic characters’. Characters that have been etched in the minds and hearts of people forever!
What I cherish even more though is the influence our collaboration has done on me personally. I say this without a shadow of a doubt that I wouldn’t be half the person I am today if it wasn’t for Sanjay Leela Bhansali!”.
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On the work front, Deepika has some interesting films in her kitty. She is a part of Shakun Batra’s film co-starring Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. She will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s sports film ’83 with Ranveer Singh, where he essays the role of cricketer Kapil Dev and she would be playing his on-screen wife Romi Dev.