Actress Deepika Padukone, whose sizzling onscreen chemistry with 'Ram-Leela' co-star Ranveer Singh is talk of the town, says her notions about romance are very traditional.
The 27-year-old actress is playing a free-spirited girl opposite Ranveer in the musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet'.
"I believe in the old school form of love, which I have seen growing up with my parents and my extended family. I am very traditional when it comes to love, marriage and relationships. This is because I do not know any other way as I have been brought up like this," Deepika said.
For the actress, who has collaborated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the first time, has been the most difficult film in her career.
"'Ram Leela' has been the most difficult film that I have done. This is because I had to go on the shoot like a blank slate everyday and he (Bhansali) would mould me. I would go on the sets and take the day as it came. So, it was unnerving because you don't know how the day would go," she said.
Deepika has given powerful dance performances in the film but she did not undergo any formal training to polish her dance moves.
"Fortunately or unfortunately I have never needed to take any kind of formal training. I learnt Bharatnatyam when I was in school. It's not that I learnt it specifically for the films.
"Before 'Om Shanti Om', I went for Kathak classes for about six months, after that I think with every other song that I have done in movies, I rehearse before we go to shoot but there is no formal training," she added.
It has been a busy year for Deepika, who has given back-to-back hits with 'Race 2', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and 'Chennai Express'. However, she does not intend to take a break and would be filming her third film with Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Happy New Year'.
"It has definitely been an exhausting year. I had been juggling 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', 'Chennai Express' and 'Ram-Leela'. But the results of these movies have been great and I am happy about it. In terms of the amount of work I am doing or the pace at which I am working, I am loving it. I think I am almost workaholic.
"There is no point in a day when I am not thinking about work, or something that is related to