Deepika Padukone says she is excited for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum-opus Padmavati, and feels it is going to be one of the most challenging experiences of her career.
Deepika plays Queen Padmavati in the film, which also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles. “I don’t feel I have completed nine years, I feel I have just started off. I feel I have a lot more to give and I think I am ready for more challenging roles and films, and I am excited about one of those experiences, as ‘Padmavati’ is going to be extremely difficult. But I am ready for that experience and journey,” said Padukone.
Deepika, who made her international red carpet debut at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards, said she enjoyed her time at the event, watching global artistes perform live. “It’s exactly the same (walking Indian and international red carpet). It’s fun to get up and get ready and interact with the media and fans. It was amazing watching international artistes perform. I learnt a lot by just watching them,” she said.
It’s been nine years since the release of Deepika’s debut movie Om Shanti Om and recently director Farah Khan revealed that the film is being made into a Japanese musical.
When asked about it, Deepika said, “It’s going to be a Japanese play, I don’t think a film. Farah told me they liked the film and they are having a play there (in Japan). The premiere will be in July next year, most probably Farah and I will be going there (Japan),” she added.
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