Deepika Padukone on Padmavati: It is a challenge and I’m ready for it

Calling her titular role in the Padmavati an extremely difficult one, Deepika said, "Padmavati will be extremely difficult and I am ready for that experience and journey."

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Updated: November 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Deepika Padukone, Deepika Padukone actor, Deepika Padukone news, Deepika Padukone movies, Padmavati, padmavati news, padmavati actors, padmavati deepika padukone, deepika padukone padmavati, deepika news, deepika bollywood, bollywood news, entertainment news, indian express, indiane express news As Deepika Padukone begins shooting for Padmavati, the actor talks about how the film is a challenge for her.

Deepika Padukone has her plate full with some top notch Bollywood and Hollywood projects. While the diva has charmed one and all in her glamorous avatar in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel, fans are also keenly awaiting to see her performance as Queen Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next magnum opus. The actress is understandably excited about the same. Calling her titular role in the film an extremely difficult one, Deepika said, “Padmavati will be extremely difficult and I am ready for that experience and journey.”

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Deepika who has now completed nine years in the Hindi film industry as a leading actor said that she has a lot more to give in the years to come.”It doesn’t feel like I have completed nine years. It feels like I have a lot more to give. Like I am ready for even more challenging roles and challenging films. And one of those experiences will be Padmavati.”

Deepika who recently made her first international red carpet appearance when she graced the MTV European music awards in Rotterdam termed it as a fun experience. “Walking the international red carpet is exactly the same as walking the red carpet here in India. It’s always fun to get ready and interact with the media and fans on the red carpet. I have been a big fan of music and it was amazing to watch artistes perform live.”

Deepika padukone, Deepika MTV VMA, Deepika padmavati, Deepika padukone image Deepika Padukone at the EMAs. (Source: Instagram/Monisha Jaisingh)

Deepika also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for abolishing 500 and 1000 rupee notes. “It was high time we did something like this. It’s an exceptional move. I congratulate the government for it.”

The actress refused to divulge anything about her recent look test conducted by Majid Majidi for his next film. “You will know soon”, said Deepika.

While her Hollywood flick gears up for release, Deepika is hopeful that the cast and crew will visit India for promotions. “I have spoken to them a lot about India. They know a lot about India. Hopefully all of them will be here.”

deepika padukone, vin diesel, xxx, return of xander cage, deepika padukone image Deepika Padukone starrer xXx: Return of Xander Cage trailer has been launched across four languages — English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

In the meantime, her debut film Om Shanti Om has been picked up by the Japanese who will be adapting the same into a play. Talking about it, Deepika said, “It has been adapted into a Japanese play which will be premiered in July next year. They loved my character from the film. Most probably Farah Khan and I will be going together to Japan for the premiere.”

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    Nov 14, 2016 at 5:08 pm
    Deepika has ONLY hits with big personalities name,Boyfriends,relationship highlight like YJHD,Ramleela,Bajirao,now Padmavati.Deepika just use relationship for career gain.Deepika is evil who destro Ranbir's personal and professional lifes and now fooling Ranveer around.
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    Nov 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm
    Deepika has habbit of fooling people around since career start days with help of below average looks in career start, pity heartbreak sympathised depressed stories with renowned Kapoor boy which she herself publicised. and now fooling Ranveer Singh because she never shows a lot excitement for Ranveer Singh like she still shows for Ranbir kapoor. So she is fooling Ranbir, People, her fans, Ranveer also. That RK tattoo she still didn't removed even when she is dating Ranveer herself accepted in interviews.
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    Nov 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    Deepika just spoiled Ranbir's public image by saying him cheat,he put me in depression,etc and made fun on Kjo show with Sonam. Ranbir once said I cheated Deepika but Ranbir never said I cheated Deepika with katrina. During Tamasha promotions Ranbir accepted that Deepika is Flirt.
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    Nov 14, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    Everyone specially media is so scared of Deepika. Because of Deepika fear even Jacqueline is scared to close to Ranbir Kapoor as Jacqueline knows deepika will make her life suffocate and Deepika fans will say Jacqueline came in between true love of Ranbir Deepika as deepika is still not completely over of Ranbir. She gets heavily confused for taking one name from Ranbir Ranveer still when asked to her.Jacqueline will be trapped like Katrina. Deepika just want to possess both Ranbir Ranveer.
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    Nov 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm
    Indian Actresses like Tabu,Nandita Das,Frieda Pinto,Mallika, Bipasha Basu too have worked in Hollywood movies but people didn't even noticed or applauded any of them but people is busy applauding deepika only. Even desi girl Priyanka Chopra has more work in hollywood like Quantico1, Quantico 2, Baywatch, but what applaud deepika is getting even giant than Priyanka. Why people are so much sympathized about her. When deepika did film with Ex Ranbir and even said I am doing film with Ex because this is good for our career gain, same long time after that when Katrina Salman the Exes announced a film together Tiger Zinda hai people were busy questioning them hard and criticized Katrina also, why everywhere biasedness for deepika is spread and everything is just so allowed for Deepika.
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    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm
    LOL, She needs not to say that Padmavati will be difficult and all because everyone knows Padmavati is already hit now because of Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and offcourse she is having boyfriend highlight Ranveer Singh in it already.
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    Nov 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    Ramleela and Bajirao was superhit because as Ram and Bajirao Ranveer just acted superb best and got awards too, Priyanka in single appearance in both movies just gave her best performance. But wonder what happened to Sanjay Leela Bhansali who ONLY recognise Deepika work uselessly, both movies was not Deepika oriented after all like Kangana's Priyanka's Queen,Fashion,Tanu weds manu. Sanjay leela Bhansali must have given 2-3 crores more to deepika than Ranveer, Shahid but Sanjay Leela Bhansali paying Ranveer and Shahid 6-7 crores and to Deepika 19-20 crores which is Shocking. Deepika can't beat in acting priyanka, Kangana, Vidya, who without big personalities does superbig like Queen,Tanu weds manu, Fashion,Mary Kom, Kahani, Dirty picture.
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    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm
    This girl first porised by sympathising people by her below average looks, and now working hardly on improving looks,spending 20 hours at cosmetology clinics,surgeries, botox, hard style tries. Gosh just tried of your tactics now.
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