She has been caught up with back-to-back films, including her latest release — Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD). But Deepika Padukone has no reason to complain, except maybe for the fact that she hasn’t been spending any time with her family. The actor now plans on making it up to her parents (Prakash and Ujjala Padukone) and sister (Anisha), by taking them on a holiday.
“Yes, I have promised them that in the next couple of months — as soon as I am done with my professional commitments (the actor is wrapping up Chennai Express and Ram Leela) — I am going to take a break and go on a family holiday,” confirms Deepika, adding that she hasn’t decided on the destination yet. “But one thing is for sure, I’m taking time off very soon,” she says.
The Race 2 girl feels blessed that her family has always been supportive and understanding about her busy schedule. She says “In fact, whenever people ask me about them, I always say that they are my strength. They know that I am extremely busy and have no time to spend with them. Still, they have never complained. They understand me well. And I guess that’s what the family is meant for.”
In the past, there have been talks about how Deepika’s packed schedule has also resulted in her missing out on big projects like Vikram Singh’s Ranbir Kapoor-starrer, Roy. But the actor clarifies,“If I am letting go of a movie, there might be other reasons. If I really like a script, the producer and I can always work around dates. I have taken up only
as much work as I can accommodate.”
Deepika’s party for family next week
Her vacation plans aside, Deepika will also be meeting her family next week when they come down to the city for a short trip. In the past, Deepika — after the release of her movie — would always travel to Bengaluru. “This time, she is busy working on Ram Leela, so they will visit her in the city,” says an insider. The actor plans to host an intimate dinner party at home with her family members.