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Deepika Padukone wants media to leave sister alone

entertainment Updated: Dec 26, 2011 17:41 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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Deepika is a big star in Bollywood, with understandable media frenzy around her. But Deepika Padukone wants the press to leave her younger sister Anisha, a talented golfer, alone.

“Anisha is doing very well (in golf). She is very young and wants to concentrate on her game,” says Deepika, adding that a few days ago, Anisha was teeing off at a golf course in Noida.

Ask Deepika if Anisha likes the media attention, and she smiles and says, "Not really, and I hope media leaves her alone. If people go for interviews or interactions with her, she gets very frazzled and sometimes complains to me, didi (sister), I can’t concentrate on my game.’"

According to Deepika, Anisha is a very quiet and reserved person. "I think that’s why golf suits her because you need a lot of inner silence to concentrate on that game. And that’s why she is so media shy. She will learn things on her own, but for the time being, she should concentrate on her game," she says.

Earlier, Deepika had stated that Anisha was not interested in films. "Her focus is on golf and she is a born athlete. Even if offers do come, I don’t think she will take them up. But if she is interested, I will support her," says Deepika, who has a number of films lined up for release including Homi Adajania’s Cocktail with Saif Ali Khan, Abbas- Mustan’s Race 2 and Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani with ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.

Deepika says, "My hands are full. So besides these films, neither have I signed anything nor am I looking to take up any new film, at least for the time being."