Debut has been made by Deepika Padukone in Bollywood with Om Shanti Om. She cannot have asked for a better movie to debut. She has been casted opposite Badshah of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan in her first movie. Director of Om Shanti Om Farah Khan has set the platform perfectly for her debut. Deepika has been a perfect casting for the role of “Shanti” in the movie. She has certainly stood out in the movie as a classic beauty. In each frame of the movie, she has been shot wonderfully.
Since the debut, Deepika has walked a long way to achieve her current status in Bollywood. From the modeling days, Deepika has changed herself a lot. If you look at her older photos then you may able to make a difference. Om Shanti Om has released almost 10 years back.
So, how Deepika has been chosen for the role? Farah has been a choreographer. Therefore, Farah has noticed Deepika when she is featured on a music video of Himesh Reshammiya for the song “Naam Hai Tera Tera.” You can hear the song now to refresh your memory.
In the song, she has been looking really hot. Even prior to this music video release, name of Deepika has been suggested by someone to Farah. Yes, it is none other than our very own Chaiya Chaiya girl Malaika Arora. It is believed that Malaika has met Deepika during show of Wendell Rodrick at Lakme Fashion Week some time back from the incident. The revelation has been made by Wendell Roddick while talking to Elle Magazine.
On the occasion, Wendell has said “I showed a collection called Isadora at Lakmé Fashion Week. It was a game changer for Deepika. Director Farah Khan asked my friend Malaika to suggest a new model to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan for her new film. Om Shanti Om did not have a working title at the time. I suggested Deepika who was barely two years into modelling. I made her open the show and told Malaika that the first girl I was sending out was the one I recommend. Malaika liked her, conveyed the same to Farah and a screen test was done. The rest is history.”