They were a successful pair in Love Aaj Kal. And now, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone will be seen in three films together – Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, Abbas-Mastan’s Race 2 and Homi Adajania’s Cocktail. The duo’s chemistry that was much-spoken about during Imtiaz Ali’s 2009 release had apparently led to some issues between Deepika and Saif’s girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor.
When asked whether these three films together may rake up that past, Deepika says, “Such reports haven’t changed my equation with Kareena. There is no animosity with her or Katrina,” says Deepika. “A lot of these stories are media created. I don’t even get a chance to interact with them to have an issue.”
The actor tried to play down the fact that Imtiaz and Prakash chose her over Kareena in Love Aaj Kal and Katrina in Aarakshan respectively by saying, “I have no idea if they wanted to be part of Aarakshan. And as for the comparisons, they are inevitable.”
Saif, who is happy about his pairing with Deepika in the forthcoming films, insists that the duo wouldn’t get monotonous on screen. “We have consciously tried to do things differently in these films, so that the pairing doesn’t look repeated,” he says, before Deepika added, “When we signed these films I wasn’t aware that we both were cast together. It’s a happy coincidence.”