Deepika Padukone on her fashion icon, beauty regime, mental health awareness and more on 73 Qs with Vogue
Deepika follows the ‘live, love, laugh’ mantra which is also the name of her foundation that she set up in 2015 after speaking about mental health and her struggles on a public forum. She added that with age, she’s learnt to be honest and authentic, something she’s learnt from her parents.Updated: Mar 25, 2019 12:45 IST
Deepika Padukone was recently in New York to shoot for the cover of US Vogue. She shares space with 13 other female actors from around the world including Scarlett Johansson, Lea Seydoux, Eiza Gonzalez and others. Deepika Padukone is the second Indian celebrity to answer Vogue’s 73 questions in their hit video series after Priyanka Chopra in May 2017. She spoke about everything from fashion to beauty to her most extravagant purchase and went onto speak about how spreading mental health awareness was a liberating experience for her.
For the interview, Deepika was dressed in a black-blue satin shirt with a tie-knot in front and a pair of high-waisted purple pants. She left her hair open and let the soft curls flow. We additionally dig the perfect way she sports those thick eyebrows on her slender frame and gorgeous face.
Deepika follows the ‘live, love, laugh’ mantra which is also the name of her foundation that she set up in 2015 after speaking about mental health and her struggles on a public forum. She added that with age, she’s learnt to be honest and authentic, something she’s learnt from her parents.
Here are a few highlights:
On her experience of living with depression and how it felt speaking about it
She said it was a liberating experience for her and gave her the motivation to de-stigmatise mental illness. She continued by adding that the common misconception about depression is that it won’t happen to anyone.
It’s about equality but India despite all its changes still has a long way to go
On her most extravagant purchase
The lovely, hot pink Ashi Studio gown that she wore for the Cannes 2018 red carpet. Interestingly, Beyonce too was spotted in a similar gown a few months later.
On her favourite fashion icon
Audrey Hepburn - we couldn’t agree more! Did you know that Audrey Hepburn is the reason we have a Little Black Dress in fashion?
On her favourite colour
Deepika chooses the pristine white, however, we have seen her in a variety of colours and believe that she belongs to red.
On her favourite travel spot
On her daily beauty rituals
Deepika says it’s important to moisturise your skin and use a sunscreen on a daily basis.
On the 3 things every woman should own
Deepika throws light on what according to her are the three things every woman must own. She says it must be an amazing white shirt, a pair of jeans and the correct lingerie.
The interviewer had heard of Deepika’s great dance moves but this time, she invented an all-new dance form called ‘blossing’ - a mix of Bollywood dance and flossing.