Speaking about working with him, she says, ''It feels great. Shahrukh always said that OM SHANTI OM will always be my most special film since it was my debut film. He always said that whatever we do next, if we ever did has to be as special as OM SHANTI OM. I'm glad that Rohit Shetty made CHENNAI EXPRESS happen for the two of us. It's the first time that I'm playing a South Indian character with an accent. It's been a very special journey for me. ''
When asked about the most challenging part of CHENNAI EXPRESS, Deepika says, ''The character itself was very challenging. Being a South Indian I've played different kinds of characters. I've always been associated with rom-coms and love stories. So it was the first time I got to play a proper South Indian Tamilian girl. So the accent, the look, the costume, the environment and everything is the first for me. And also the fact that I'm working with Rohit for the first time.''
Let's wait and watch whether Shahrukh and Deepika can recreate the magic of OM SHANTI OM in CHENNAI EXPRESS. The film releases on August 8.