Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he is glad that he didn't have to look down at Deepika Padukone while shooting Ashutosh Gowariker's "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", because she is the "tallest" actress to have appeared with him till date.
"Deepika (who is 5' 9") is the tallest of the ladies I have worked with. I could finally look at my co-actress in the eyes and didn't have to look down upon her. It was really nice and tall working with her," Abhishek, who is 6' 3", told reporters here.
Abhishek and Deepika, along with director Ashutosh Gowariker and other cast and crew members, were here Monday to promote "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", a film based on the Chittagong Uprising of the 1930s. The film releases Friday.
Dressed in a grey jacket and a pair of jeans to beat the Delhi chill, Abhishek looked dapper with a pair of shades and humbly responded to flying kisses from young girls at a shopping mall.
Deepika too looked graceful in a simple churidaar-kurta paired with golden Kolhapuri slippers.
Responding to a query regarding rumours that she has turned down an offer to work with Shahid Kapoor due to height issues, Deepika said: "If that was the case, I won't be doing any movies at all!"
"If actors suit the character and the film, it doesn't matter if the girl is taller than the guy...So really, if directors start getting bothered by my height, I won't get any film at all."