Farah Khan says Deepika Padukone’s voice was dubbed for Om Shanti Om: Her voice was dubbed

Deepika Padukone debuted back in 2007 with Farah Khan’s directorial Om Shanti Om where she starred opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

The film went on to garner a lot of praise and gave the actress immense popularity. Not to mention that over the years, Deepika went on to deliver many successful films and is one of the top actresses of Bollywood.

In a recent interview, Farah talked about Deepika’s diction and said that back then it wasn’t great and she even considered getting another artist to dub for her.

She said, "I had seen
her in a Fanta ad and I thought then that this girl is
going to be a heroine. I spoke to her and I said I am making Happy New Year. I said I'll test you and if you are good I'll cast you opposite Shah Rukh. If you are not good, I will take you with Zayed. The cast for Happy New Year was
different at the time."

Farah continued, "I wanted someone who could look like that era's Hema Malini. I found
that quality in her. Her diction was bad but when she
did songs, her face would light up. She was very
expressive with songs.”

The filmmaker further added, "Everything else was sync sound but her voice was dubbed. She was doing diction classes, not
very seriously. But she was doing dance class, diction
class, Anupam Kher's acting school. I enrolled her in

Directed by Farah, Om Shanti Om released on November 9, 2007
It also featured Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher and Yuvika Chaudhary and Shreyas Talpade.