Deepika Padukone reveals her biggest regret in Bollywood

Deepika Padukone

By Ananya Bhattacharya/ India Today

Deepika Padukone is currently on a success-induced high. But does that mean the actor has got no regrets as far as her career in Bollywood is concerned? Hardly.

In a recent interview with Filmfare, Deepika shared her unfulfilled wish and biggest regret – not being able to work with ace filmmaker Yash Chopra. “I wish I could have worked with Yashji (Yash Chopra). He was very fond of me and so was I of him,” said Padukone.

Yash Chopra, who redefined the concept of love for Indians with his timeless love stories like Silsila and Veer-Zaara, breathed his last in 2012. Chopra was working on Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan when he contracted dengue and passed away suddenly, leaving the film industry shocked to the core. Jab Tak Hai Jaan ended up being called Chopra’s swan song.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which starred Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, were the last ladies to have received the honour of being called a ‘Yash Chopra heroine’. An honour that many of Katrina and Anushka’s contemporaries, including Deepika, have regretted not being able to receive.

In addition to the goings-on overseas, Deepika is prepping for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati too. The leggy lass is collaborating with Bhansali for the third time, after 2012’s Ram-Leela and last year’s Bajirao Mastani.


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