Deepika Padukone has a huge fan following and the latest to join the list is Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu.

Mahesh Babu recently said that his all-time favourite actress was Sridevi but now it is Deepika.

"My all time favourite was Sridevi but now it's Deepika Padukone. She is brilliant. I was stunned by her as an actress in 'Piku'. She is obviously beautiful, but when you can also act like that, it's a lethal combination," Times of India quoted the popular actor as saying.

Meanwhile, Deepika apparently heard about Mahesh Babu's comments and him on Twitter.

Deepika too is a big fan of Mahesh Babu as she reportedly said that she is willing to work with the actor for any project.

The actress has been giving back-to-back box office hits and her latest release "Tamasha" starring Ranbir Kapoor is also having a successful commercial run.

The movie "Tamasha" brought back the much liked pairing of Deepika and Ranbir on screen. Before "Tamasha", their last film together was "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" two years back.

Now, the actress is busy for the promotions of her upcoming release "Bajirao Mastani" starring Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.

The film will be released on 18 December.