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
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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.”