Deepika Padukone is one actor who had a by-chance debut in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om opposite Shahrukh Khan. And apparently she owes that movie of hers to Malaika Arora Khan. During Padukone’s modelling days, Farah Khan was on the lookout for a new girl to star in the film and she asked Malaika Arora Khan to suggest a name from the modelling world. Arora Khan then seeked help from ace designer Wendell Rodricks who had recommended Deepika.
Recently, Rodricks said, “I showed a collection called Isadora at Lakmé Fashion Week…it was a game changer for Deepika. Director Farah Khan asked my friend Malaika to suggest a new model to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan for her new film. Om Shanti Om did not have a working title at the time. I suggested Deepika who was barely two years into modelling. I made her open the show and told Malaika that the first girl I was sending out was the one I recommend. Malaika liked her, conveyed the same to Farah and a screen test was done. The rest is history.”
However this happened,we’re glad it did! On the work front Padukone will be net seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.