|With the new year, Deepika Padukone has a lot to look forward to, and also in retrospect, so as to streamline her acting career that was somewhat jolted with failure of a few films on the trot.
Quick to learn from her past mistakes, Deepika Padukone says she isn’t much interested in doing films that don’t have bright box office prospects, an allusion to her flop films like Aarakshan and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
“Success is completely related to the box office. So yes, I want to be a part of successful films. By success I mean those movies which are commercially viable and also enjoyable. There is no fun to be a part of those films which are not liked by the audience,” Deepika told a news agency on her birthday on Thursday.
Year 2012 will see Deepika Padukone in three important Bollywood projects: Cocktail with Saif Ali Khan, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani with Ranbir Kapoor and the multi-starrer Race 2.
“It is great to be paired with Saif again after 'Love Aaj Kal' and 'Aarakshan'. Also, I love the way director Homi Adajania (of 'Being Cyrus' fame) explains the scenes and then cans the shots. He is really innovative and 'Cocktail' -- though it is not really the final title -- is an altogether different experience that would surprise the audience.
“As for 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani', I am just waiting to begin the shoot with Ranbir (Kapoor) and Ayan (Mukherjee). We begin shooting on March 1 and the film should hopefully release by end of year. Around the same time 'Race 2' should also release," Deepika said.
'Race 2' would mark Deepika's entry into the glamorous world of action-thriller created by Abbas-Mustan. Initially, there was speculation about whether Deepika was a part of the film at all.
“I was always a part of 'Race 2'. It does happen that when there are so many actors involved, dates of one of them get pushed. Same was the case with my dates for 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani'. Once Karan (Johar) and (Ramesh) Tauraniji sorted it out, it was all cool,” Deepika said.