Is Salman Khan smitten by Deepika Padukone?

The Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela actor has garnered praise from critics and fans alike for her last film. And now she has one more Khan from Bollywood going ga-ga about her…

Looks like Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan are now a part of a mutual admiration club. Shahrukh Khan’s favourite co-star has never shied away from praising her first hero’s arch rival. Dippy has said several times over how eager she is to share screen space with the Dabangg superstar. The Chennai Express gal has also revealed that it was Sallu who offered her first Bollywood film and not SRK. Looks like Salman has decided to pay her back in compliments. On Karan Johar’s popular chat show, we saw and heard SK in attack mode as far as Ranbir Kapoor was concerned, but Ranboo’s ex-gf got all the praises. Salman said, “Right now, from the current lot, I like Deepika Padukone. I think she is really working hard and she’s dedicated. She is giving her best and you can see it, it’s so evident.”

That certainly should make the Happy New Year actor very very happy, hai na?

So will we see the Dabangg and Leela on the silver screen together some time soon? We just can’t wait to watch this beautiful duo together. They certainly will be one good looking jodi – but should a certain Ms Katrina Kaif be consulted about it? Wink, wink!