The actress debuted with "Om Shanti Om", which had SRK in the male lead, and being a newcomer she tended to be "nervous and awkward" on the sets of Farah Khan directorial venture.
Q: You are again working with Shahrukh Khan in "Chennai Express"? What's it like the second time?
A: You know, when we did 'Om Shanti Om', I was a newcomer, nervous and awkward. Today, I can speak to him much more freely. Today, we share a friendly equation. Shah Rukh is a sport. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't get his sense of humour. Shooting with him is a breeze. He lightens the atmosphere and makes everything so easy.
Q: Are you able to face him more confidently this time?
A: You know, unlike our other film together where there was a large cast, in "Chennai Express" there is an added pressure because it's a romantic comedy where the focus throughout is on Shah Rukh and me. For two actors to carry off a comedy on their shoulders is not easy. I am glad I've Shah Rukh in "Chennai Express" to make sure I don't flounder.
Q: Would "Chennai Express" tap the comic side of you?
A: Yes! If on one hand (filmmaker) Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushing the boundaries of my abilities as a dramatic actress (in 'Ram Leela'), on the other hand (director) Rohit Shetty too is tapping a side of me that's never been tapped before. I now realize comedy is the most difficult genre of acting and the most difficult kind of cinema to make.