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Shilpa Shetty: 'I really like Deepika among the rest'

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Mumbai, Nov. 24 -- It's not every day that an actor praises another, especially if she has nothing to do with her movies at all. But Shilpa Shetty is generous with her compliments for Deepika Padukone, whose act in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is making waves.     

Ask her about the current crop of female actors and the 38-yearold drops a few top names and says she is happy they are enjoying their days in the sun.

After some thought, she adds, "I really like Deepika among the rest; she has the perfect looks and features. Also, be it her dancing or acting, I think she has the potential to make it as one of the best female actors in Bollywood."     

That doesn't mean she misses the days when she too was a crucial part of the industry.     She is, in fact, very proud of the many feathers in her cap. "I am the first actor who has done so much - I act, I'm a mother, I own a T20 team, produce films, I've launched fitness DVDs, hosted television shows, I'm judging a TV reality show, and I have multiple business ventures," says the confident Shilpa.     

It's her first production venture, Dhishkyaoon (starring Sunny Deol and Harman Baweja) that's keeping her busy these days. "It's a dark action comedy and I am really looking forward to it," says the actor, who has just celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary in Goa.