Guess what? Deepika never gave a screen test for her debut film Om Shanti Om!


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She also revealed that a director backed out from signing her for a movie she was keen to be a part of.

Deepika Padukone

New Delhi: In a recent interview, Bollywood's ultra-glam diva Deepika Padukone, talks about her first film 'Om Shanti Om' and how Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan took her for the role without holding a screen test.

Reminiscing about the career changing opportunity, Deepika says, "I had never been to a film set, didn't know how to say dialogues and basics about body language. It gives me goose bumps thinking, without knowing whether I will deliver or not, but Farah and SRK trusted me. They literally hand held me through the entire process."

In the interview, which is yet to come out, the 'Tamasha' star spoke at length about how at a later stage in her career, a director, after having given a confirmation, backed out from signing her for a movie she was keen to be a part of, while Farah kept her word on casting her for 'Om Shanti Om' despite being a newbie.

From Bollywood to her Hollywood debut, the 'Piku' star has come a long way in her flourishing career.

Talking more about films and co-stars, she will also be seen talking about her 'xXx: Return of the Xander Cage' co-starVin Diesel and her experience of working in the film.

On the work front, Deepika is busy with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus 'Padmavati' which also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.