Deepika Padukone
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My focus is on doing good work: Deepika

Deepika Padukone


Mumbai, April 21 -- It's not easy to avoid being the target of unwarranted digs from competition if you are having a good run in Bollywood.

However, Deepika Padukone says it barely affects her. "I never focus my energy on these sort of things," says the 28-year-old, when asked about the dig that fellow actor Sonam Kapoor took at her on Karan Johar's TV chat show.

Kapoor had alluded to Deepika not having her own style sense and depending on an over enthusiastic PR team. "I'm not one to be affected by it. You are what you are!" says Deepika.

Ask her what success feels like, and she smiles, "My drive has never been to be on the top. My focus is on doing good work, working with good film-makers, taking up challenging roles and being able to pull them off."  

The actor is looking forward to her upcoming films - Finding Fanny Fernandes with Arjun Kapoor, and Happy New Year with Shah Rukh Khan and several other actors. "This will be my third film with Shah Rukh (after Om Shanti Om, 2007, and Chennai Express, 2013). It's my first with Arjun, and it was a surreal experience working with him because we've been friends earlier and I've always known him in the capacity of a friend ... and now we are co-stars," says Deepika.