No awkwardness with Ranbir, says Deepika

Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who will be working with ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor in `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani`, says there were no awkward moments sharing screen space with him again as they share a beautiful friendship.

It was in 2008 when Deepika and Ranbir were dating each other for almost a year or so but things went sour and led to a break up, the reason for which is best known to them. "I feel if there was any sort of awkwardness I would not have signed the film. We agree to do the film together because we knew that there will be a certain comfort. I think in that sense we both have handled it very well," Deepika told PTI.

"I think we have handled it how to keep our personal life aside and focus on our professional commitments. For us nothing matters than doing this film itself. But on a personal note, we have a beautiful friendship and I am glad that we are friends and I respect that more than anything else," she said.

Post their break-up both Ranbir and Deepika had moved on but when they both agreed to work on Ayan Mukerji`s romantic film, `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani` there was reports that they are back together again.

On this, Deepika said, "Thats not true at all. He is very happy doing what he is doing and I am happy doing what I am doing. I think we are happy being friends and we should leave it there itself."

This is the second time, when Deepika and Ranbir will be coming together. Their first film was `Bachna Ae Haseeno` (2008) when they were going pretty strong in their relation. Meanwhile, Deepika will be sharing screen space with south superstar Rajinikath for the first time in Tamil film `Kochadaiyaan`.

"It was great working with him. I did not feel any pressure. I must say even though he is a big star but he is like a child. He is very excited on the sets. He comes with full energy. He greets everyone including artists, technicians, and also his daughter Soundarya, who is the director," the leggy actress said.

"I remember there have been times when even Soundarya (director) says the shot is okay he (Rajinikath) still wants to get it perfect all the time. I think he and Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) are the two actors that I have come across, who are so excited ?you can see the passion in their eyes," she said.

For `Kochadaiyaan`, a new technique called performance capturing was used, which was new to Deepika. "We have used a new technique called performance capturing, this is used abroad like in `Tin Tin`. In this technique actors are not required to shoot entire scene, only their expression and various emotions like tears are captured and everything else is done digitally. It is almost like animation meets reality," the 26-year-old said.

"It is very new for me I started understanding it after I finished doing it. It is very complex process, where emotions are captured separately and then with the help of digital platform and post-production they will create these characters and make it look real. It will not look like animation it will look real," she said. This Tamil film is slated to release in December this year.