Deepika Padukone. (Press Trust of India)
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Deepika says Diesel is the first person she calls every time she is in Los Angeles.
“He and his sister, Samantha, are to me what Shah Rukh (Khan) and Farah (Khan) were when I started out here (Bollywood). They are family,” she says in the November issue of Vogue India.
The actress began her Bollywood career with Shah Rukh-starrer “Om Shanti Om,” which was directed by Farah, and till date Deepika maintains a close friendship with them.
The 30-year-old star reveals that after filming for “xXx,” she realized that place or people might change but key to a conducive working environment remains the same—good relationships.
“I was a bundle of nerves on my first day on set because I was so far away from home and everyone was new and everything felt unfamiliar. But early on I realized that the process is exactly the same. People are different. If you can make the relationships work, it’s all smooth sailing,” she says.