Former Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar model and actor Deepika Padukone has been grabbing headlines for her eye-catching appearance at the recent GQ Men of the Year Awards. Born in Denmark, Deepika was an established model before Farah Khan selected her to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om. Clad in a flattering scarlet lace Gaurav Gupta gown at the recent event, Deepika managed to make several heads turn with her mermaid-cut outfit, without coming off as an overkill of red! Dressed to kill and beautiful as ever, Deepika rushed to greet and seek the blessings of veteran actor and Bollywood bigwig Amitabh Bachchan who also made an appearance at the event. Deepika also made an appearance at Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday bash. Wearing a black and gold Rohit Bal Anarkali dress, the actor looked stunning and gorgeous and went on to wish Mr. Bachchan on his special day. Also present at the event were Dharma Productions chief Karan Johar, Bunty Bachchan, Yash Chopra, Anil Ambani and Javed Akhtar amongst other big-screen actors and celebrities including Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Pran, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Prem Chopra, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu. Speaking about her role in Aarakshan in which she played the daughter of Mr. Bachchan's character, Deepika said, "Once you play father and daughter in a film (as they did in Aarakshan), you always share a bond for life.
I remember the first guests at my new flat were Jayaji and Amitji. Jayaji spoke to me about my film and told me that I reminded her of her daughter." A year ago, Amitabh Bachchan graced Ms. Padukone's housewarming party. Also, the young actor was extremely pleased to have worked with one of Bollywood's most recognized personalities, Amitabh Bachchan. Quoting Deepika Padukone, "He (Amitabh Bachchan) made me very, very comfortable. However, even as the camera is rolling and you are mouthing your dialogues, you are constantly wondering if he is judging your performance. Really, it is indeed a big deal to be actually looking into his eyes and mouthing your dialogues. Trust me, it isn't easy." Though nervous about sharing screen-space alongside Mr. Bachchan, Deepika Padukone managed to pull off her role in the film extremely well. The two actors have been known to share a special bond ever since the film. Directed by Prakash Jha, the film had Amitabh Bachchan play Dr. Prabhakar Anand while Deepika Padukone starred as his daughter, Poorbi.