Actress Deepika Padukone says there are no issues between her and superstar Shah Rukh Khan and says he was the first to congratulate her for setting up her foundation.
When asked about the recent reports that SRK was upset with her, Deepika said, “Ironically, while all of you were probably reading that article, he was messaging me and congratulating me for my foundation as I launched the logo of my foundation. He was actually one of the first people I spoke to, when I was thinking of setting it up. And he’s always been very encouraging and supportive.”
The Live Love Laugh Foundation is dedicated to addressing the issue of mental health in India.
Deepika had tweeted an image of her forthcoming film Bajirao Mastani with the hashtag a#challengeaccepted’ which reportedly referred to the box office clash between the film and Shah Rukh’s Dilwale.
Both the films are scheduled for release on December 18. The grapevine suggested that SRK was miffed with Deepika because of the tweet, which the actress subsequently deleted.
“First of all, I find it really amazing how some picture of my film that I’ve put with a certain hashtag is connected with some other film and blown out of proportion. Having said that, I don’t think any of these articles will come in the way of my equation with Shah Rukh. I think what he and I share is known to us, it’s very special,” added Deepika, who attended the launch of a special collection of an eyewear brand.
Deepika made her film debut with Shah Rukh in Om Shanti Om and went on to act with the superstar in films like Chennai Express and Happy New Year.