Bollywood Star Deepika Padukone On Pursuing Her Future As An Actress: ‘This Is The place I’m Going To Be’


By Corey Atad.

Deepika Padukone knew deep down that she was going to be an actress.

The Bollywood star is on cowl of Attract‘s new “International Magnificence” subject for April, and in it she discusses her resolution to pursue careers in modelling and appearing.


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“I sat [my parents] down and had this dialog with them and so they had been supportive,” she recollects of telling her mother and father about her modelling desires. “My father remembered his mother and father permitting him to only observe his coronary heart, in order that they did the identical [for me]. The one factor they needed me to do was end my schooling… which I didn’t find yourself doing as a result of after I began modelling, issues bought so busy.”

Deepika Padukone – Photograph: Rid Burman

On the subject of appearing, Padukone says, “Typically I simply know [things] deep down inside. I don’t should vocalize it. I don’t should say it to anybody. I simply know. We’d sit in a [movie] theatre and I’d see a few of these actresses onscreen. I don’t know what it was. I simply checked out them and felt like, That is the place I’m going to be, and, actually, I did nothing to consciously work towards that, which I discover so unusual.”

Discovering her footing within the movie business did take a while, although.

“My first expertise was nearly served to me on a platter,” she says. “I used to be so properly introduced and so properly taken care of that I believed that’s simply the best way it’s going to be; that the director would all the time ensure that I act properly, and that my diction is on level and I’m trying superb. It took me many, many movies to appreciate that’s not all the time the case. There’s elements of it that the director will carry, however there’s a whole lot of it that I must carry to the desk [myself].”


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Deepika Padukone – Photo: Rid Burman
Deepika Padukone – Photograph: Rid Burman

On her resolution to open up about her psychological well being, Padukone says, “Talking out about my expertise with psychological sickness and standing up for what I consider in, I believe all of that occurred across the identical time. I keep in mind simply waking up feeling fully unmotivated, directionless…. I didn’t wish to face the world. Life simply felt meaningless…. I struggled and I suffered for a lot of months as a result of I didn’t know anybody who had been via one thing like this. I felt like, if I shared my expertise and even only one particular person was like, ‘I determine with these signs,’ then my function can be served.”

Deepika Padukone – Photo: Rid Burman
Deepika Padukone – Photograph: Rid Burman

Padukone can be planning on launching a brand new skin-care line that includes 5 merchandise.

“I needed the merchandise to replicate my journey and my expertise. I’ve led this lifetime of being — how do I say this? — extraordinarily rooted, however on the identical time I’ve additionally had a whole lot of publicity to the remainder of the world,” she says. “I believe the road and the gathering is an extension of that. For instance, I’m not somebody who wakes up and wears a sari each morning, however neither am I somebody who wakes up and wears a swimsuit each morning. I believe that’s the place the fashionable Indian lady is at this time. She will embrace the very best of each worlds.”

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