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You can take my feet, I like my nose: Deepika Padukone jokes about threats she received for signing Padmaavat

Padmaavat is Deepika’s third film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani.

bollywood Updated: Feb 01, 2018 19:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Deepika Padukone,Padmaavat,Ranveer Singh
Deepika Padukone plays the lead role in Padmaavat.

The team of Padmaavat, one of India’s most controversial films of recent times, maintained silence till the film hit the screens on January 24. Now, they are pouring their heart out in different interviews. After Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone has now spoken out about the controversy.

In an interview with India Today’s Rahul Kanwal, she said she would like to be a part of Padmaavat 2 if it ever gets made. She said, “It’s important to make and create and express.”

Deepika also responded candidly to the threats that came her way before the film’s release. One of these was the bounty that was put on her nose. She said, “You can take my feet. I like my nose.”

She wasn’t shy in accepting that she got paid more than her co-stars in the film. She said, “I think I deserve it.”

“It’s not about deserving more than somebody else, it’s about deserving what I think is right about myself,” added Deepika.

Padmaavat is Deepika’s third film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. Deepika said, “Padmavati wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t been through the Leela experience or Mastani experience. All of those experiences have enabled me to do what I have done in this film.”

In her own way, she hinted that the film was probably a victim to bad politics. “Honestly, I don’t understand the politics of this, but I do know is that when you have done something right, you stand for what is right.”

Deepika was all praise for Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. She said, “A lot of people advised them to not do the film, not just for the fact that they were both biting into the challenging roles in their own ways but also because it was named after the female protagonist.”

Padmaavat is currently running to packed cinema halls worldwide.

First Published: Feb 01, 2018 19:18 IST