From a supermodel to a top-notch Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone has come a long way. However, it is not just her career graph that has been showing a steady growth, over the years Deepika has evolved as a person too.
Be it her relationships, her reaction to being objectified by media, her battling depression, or the most recent, her controversial ‘My Choice’ video, the actor has always spoken her mind out, caring least about stardom.
In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, the actor discusses how she came to terms with her strengths and weaknesses, and her latest film Piku.
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"Every day, every individual is fighting a different battle. We all come to our workplace, meet each other, laugh and joke around, and move on with our lives. But each one of us is carrying something and it is important for us to remember that," says Deepika, about how we often tend to overlook emotions.
Stressing on the importance of identifying our virtues and vices, she says, "We are all flawed in our own ways, but I think it is important for us to identify them. I have identified what my strengths and weaknesses are and have come to terms with them. That has made me a happy person today."
The actor also talks about her character in the film which also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. "Piku is the story of all our lives. Everyone is going to identify with what Piku is going through. My inspiration for the role was every woman today. It is a very sensitive, very beautiful film, but told in a very entertaining manner."
Talking about films and that necessary ingredient which makes them watchable, Irrfan said, "Everybody needs masala. Masala agar nahin hai toh us film ko banna nahin chahiye. The film is like a dish. It has to cater to your taste."
He also spoke about sensationalism in media, and how it is a dangerous trend. "People look for controversies. However, when media start looking for controversy, it is something not healthy," Irrfan said.