Deepika Padukone: I cannot recreate Nagada magic without Sanjay Leela Bhansali

The dusky beauty enthralled the audience with her moves in Nagada sang dhol song. Now the babe is supposed to create the same magic but she says it’s impossible with her Ram-Leela director

Deepika Padukone’s fluid and energy-packed dance in the Nagada sang dhol song from Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela has been widely appreciated but she doubts if she can recreate the grandeur of the number sans the film’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

She says the song’s popularity was the “least expected of the lot”. “There were other songs in the album which we thought would become popular… this was the underdog,” Deepika told IANS.

“In fact, I am doing a show where I am expected to recreate that magic but I don’t think I’ll be able to do that if I don’t have Sanjay to direct,” she said. Deepika is slated to perform at the Temptation Reloaded show in Dubai Sunday with stars like Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.

On the Bollywood front, she has completed Homi Adajania’s English language film Finding Fanny Fernandes. “It should be ready to release soon.

“I am also doing Happy New Year with Abhishek Bachchan and Shahrukh, all fun boys to work with. I am also looking forward to start Imtiaz’s film with Ranbir,” said Deepika, who has been on a roll with her box office successes this year.

And is she planning a holiday sometime soon now? “I am sure I can squeeze in some family time, it’s always welcome,” said the 27-year-old, who recently made time to attend a friend’s engagement in her hometown Bangalore.