The Om Shanti Om beauty Deepika Padukone has always played an important role in her films so far just pick up any of her film Om Shanti Om, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Love Aaj Kal, she played a significant part in the films. Even from her flop films like Chandi Chowk To China she did have ample screen time with a double role to her credit.

This is the reason when one observes her in a couple of song strings and a light hearten scene or two in Karthik Calling Karthik, one questions if this is all that she has to offer in the film? One surprises if there is room for any standard romance in Karthik Calling Karthik. Further than a couple of love songs and a night club number, Deepika and Farhan can’t really be predictable to romance around the trees in the film. So how does the entire loving angle merge with the narrative?

During her interview she agrees that the film is a thriller at the end of the day and this is her first time to perform in the thriller genre. She further said that “Having said that, it was quite a lot of fun and challenge for me to be a part of it. The film is very different from its subject, plot, look and treatment perspective. I am glad to be doing something of this kind since I truly believe in what was explained to me abut Karthik Calling Karthik and hence chose it.”

One also likely to believe that working in this film must have been parallel to being relaxed in a home ground for Deepika. After all she comes from similar urban sensibilities and by the look of things; Karthik Calling Karthik too has its roots in being an urban up to date tale.

She nodded her head in disagreement and said “The minute you become a part of a film, you transform from your real self to being a character. This is where you potential as a performer come in. Shonali is very different person from what I am in real life. Hence, there was a definite effort involved in bringing her alive on screen. It wasn’t like being on a home ground for sure.”

Talking about her film choices she said that she can’t be expected to have signed a film for the lure of big banner, big bucks and a rising star. There has to be a lot more than that and possibly the previews are not showing it all whilst primarily focusing on Farhan’s character of ‘Karthik’. So is Deepika the ‘band muththi’ a.k.a. a surprise part in this debut directorial project of Vijay Lalwani?

“Well, keep guessing”, Deepika gives that playful smile here, “It is a thriller after all and I can’t be expected to reveal anything beyond a point. Of course you are right in saying that my roles have always boasted of good substance in them and Karthik Calling Karthik is going to be no different. Beyond that, I would rather be mum and wait for you to watch the film and then react.”