During a chat session on Roposo, Dulquer Salmaan who is currently promoting his streaming series Guns & Gulaabs said that he had an Om Shanti Om (2007) moment where his heart skipped a beat on seeing Deepika Padukone for the first time in Dubai.
He was asked to give a Gulaab (rose) or a Gun to a particular star in line. Asked what he would give to Padukone, he revealed, “Gulaab, as she is like a Gulaab (rose) for me. I have been a huge fan of Deepika since Om Shanti Om and I remember, back when I was working in Dubai, she was coming there for the premiere of Karthik Calling Karthik (2010).”
“I somehow managed to get tickets for the premiere and I was standing on the sides of the red carpet, where I saw her for the first time in-person. It was an (Om Shanti Om) moment for me,” he added.
While he spoke about his love for Padukone, he also gave a Gulaab to stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Allu Arjun, while he gave a Gun to Rajnikanth.
Guns & Gulaabs is a captivating narrative of 'firsts', set in the early '90s in the unpredictable and precarious town called Gulabganj. The series is an ode to Bollywood in the nineties, bringing back the charms of the decade. Directed by Raj and DK, the series also stars Rajkummar Rao, Gulshan Devaiah, Adarsh Gourav and Pooja Gor in key roles.