Mumbai: Deepika Padukone on her ex beau and the current men in her life Siddhartha Mallya and Saif Ali Khan.

Is it true you weren't keen on working with Ranbir Kapoor in Ayaan Mukherji's film?

As far as I know, Ayaan is still writing the script. Of course, I'm keen to do a film with Ranbir. And he's just as keen to work with me. I know that as a pair, people liked us together. But we haven't got a suitable script after ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’. We'd love to work together again.

Wouldn't Siddhartha Mallya object?

Why? My decisions are totally mine.

You were more open about your relationship with Ranbir Kapoor...

I've reached a stage where I don't need to talk about my personal life. Whether someone is there or is not there, whether something is happening or not ¦ though people want to know, they don't need to know.

What's the funniest rumour you heard about yourself?

That Siddhartha has gifted my new house to me.

You are doing three movies with Saif. Aren't you apprehensive that your pairing with Saif could be over-exposed?

Love Aaj Kal just happened. It's coincidence that we have ‘Aarakshan’,  ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Race’ coming up one after another. In fact, we didn't know we were being offered the same films. The filmmakers concerned approached us individually. But yes, we do share a great rapport and I love working with him. As for worrying about over-exposure, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif did a lot of films as a pair till people got tired of seeing them together. I hope that doesn't happen to us.

Every time you shoot an outdoor spell with Saif, his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor lands up at the location...

That's her personal issue. She comes to spend time with Saif. I don't think it's our concern.

Coming back to your films, Aarakshan seems like a male-dominated movie. Aren't you perturbed about being just a glamour quotient in it?

I've gone completely with my gut instinct. My character is an important voice in the movie. Besides, she's also torn between her father and her boyfriend. The film also explores how reservation can cause differences and strain on personal relations between people. However, if people still think I'm just a glam factor, it's okay. I love it.

Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and even Asin are said to be your rivals. Do you have any friends in the industry?

The industry is far too competitive to have best friends. I am cordial with everyone. But yes, Shahana Goswami is a very good friend.

What about Sonam Kapoor?

Somewhere, I don't think we've been able to keep in touch even if we wanted to. Seeing ‘Koffee With Karan’, many people thought we're very good friends. But honestly, we were meeting on the show after many months.