Deepika has become a fabulous actor, says Farah Khan

Farah spotted Deepika`s talent and honed it for her 2007 film "Om Shanti Om" - which also features superstar Shah Rukh Khan. But much before that, she was a successful model and had endless endorsement deals to her credit.

"Deepika in `Om Shanti Om` was a very different person and Deepika in `Happy New Year` was a very different person. When she was in `Om Shanti Om`, she was completely raw and she was all in awe. She would hardly speak. She would do everything but she was very nervous and literally we had to coach her - look left, look right, look up, look down, say it like that," Farah said.

Farah talked about Deepika with actress Neha Dhupia during an episode of her audio talk show "#NoFilterNeha", read a statement.

Farah, known for making several big budget films, added: "But in `Happy New Year`, she was very confident. She had also become a fabulous actor.

"She got confidence in her acting abilities because after `Om Shanti Om`, she did various movies and I would look at the movies and think why is she wasting herself doing these movies and she`s worthy of a lot more. Till "Cocktail" came and suddenly I was like `Oh, Okay!`"

Deepika is credited with path-breaking roles in films like "Cocktail", "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", "Bajirao Mastani" and "Piku", and will soon be making her debut in Hollywood with "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage".

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