Did you know? Priyanka was Deepika's first friend in Bollywood

Updated 23 Nov, 2015 01:50pm

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"It’s been a lot of fun and I couldn’t have asked for a better co-star," says Deepika on working with Priyanka.

In an industry where celebrities have to be careful with friends and fiends, Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone feels no hesitation in telling the world that Priyanka Chopra was her first ever friend in B-Town, reported The Indian Express.

The two stars seen next in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani will play roles against each other vying for the warrior, but in reality the two share an excellent camaraderie. While Priyanka plays Kashibai, the first wife of Bajirao, Deepika will be playing the second wife, Mastani.

"Priyanka was the first film person I met when I came here. She was a huge star. I had just joined. She was the first friend I made."

"We were so comfortable shooting for 'Pinga' the song that it troubled a few people because it went against what a lot of people thought it would be. People expected it there would be a lot of tension regarding what she [is] wearing and what I am wearing. It was completely different. Sanjay Leela Bhansali would jokingly say 'why can’t you fight'," said Deepika.

Instead of acting like rivals on and off set, the two help each other in performances as well.

“It was great fun. While shooting we watched each others back. If there was a step which I would find difficult, she would encourage me and if she would something difficult I would encourage her.

"There were days when we both wanted to give up and there were days when we both came in with the same kind of energy. It’s been a lot of fun and I couldn’t have asked for a better co-star," said Deepika about their shooting.

The film is slated to be released on December 18.