Deepika Padukone: “I Have a Tough Exterior, But I Am a Very Sensitive Person.”

July 5, 2012
2
45 Shares
Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

Today, Deepika Padukone put in an appearance at the Lifestyle store in Phoenix Mills, where she launched a new Cocktail-inspired collection of ethnic wear. At the event, she spoke about the film, the soundtrack, and her character Veronica… all while revealing a few tidbits about herself! Check out some exclusive pictures and videos.

Deepika spoke at length about her character, saying that Veronica is a feisty girl who exudes confidence and can makes friends easily, but she knows that they’re not real friends. Since her character is this fun, rich girl, everyone likes to be seen with her, but they’re all just people who hang around without truly caring about her. Until she meets Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) and Meera (Diana Penty), of course.

Deepika Padukone and Dinesh Vijan

Deepika Padukone and Dinesh Vijan (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

She was given the choice of which female character she should play, and according to Deepika, she took a very long time to get back to Dinesh Vijan (producer of the film). Even though she knew things could go wrong easily with playing a character like Veronica (her main reasoning was that it shouldn’t look like a caricature), Deepika felt she was in a good space in her career to play Veronica – especially since Imtiaz Ali (writer of the film) recommended that one.

Deepika Padukone (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

Deepika Padukone (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

She was asked whether, in playing Veronica, she discovered that she had anything in common with the character. Deepika said that she actually doesn’t, because Veronica has grown up in a broken family, while Deepika has always been surrounded by a solid family. However, Deepika did say that she connected very well emotionally with Veronica, because she puts on a tough exterior even while she’s a very sensitive person.

Deepika Padukone (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

Deepika Padukone (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

As for the soundtrack, Deepika’s favourite song is Tum Hi Ho Bandhu. She also shared a funny anecdote: Daaru Desi was the first song they shot, and at that time, she thought the track was – to quote her – shit. Dinesh, on the other hand, thought otherwise, and so the two had a bet for 10 lacs. Since Daaru Desi has become quite popular, Deepika says she has officially lost the bet and now needs to pay up.

Then she proceeded to unveil the new ethnic line, and of course had a little fun in the process:

Deepika Padukone (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

Deepika Padukone (photo courtesy | Pallavi Jain for MissMalini.com)

So what do you think – will Deepika do justice to the character of Veronica?

Leave A Comment
Want more? Stay connected and:
Read our best stories on Facebook
Join our #trending converstions on Twitter
Hangout LIVE with celebrities on Google+
BOLLYWOOD
Deepika Padukone Just Posted This Video Making Fun Of Ranbir Kapoor
BOLLYWOOD
"I Miss Her Everyday Of My Life" - Sooraj Pancholi On Jiah Khan
BOLLYWOOD
Shahid Kapoor Is Spilling His Wedding Secrets In This Magazine!
BOLLYWOOD
Kya SEEN Hai: Sidharth Malhotra's Dating Tips, Shahid Kapoor's Shaadi Plans & Nargis Fakhri's Photoshoot!
BOLLYWOOD
Sonakshi Sinha's Burn To A Twitter Troll Is Da BOMB!
BOLLYWOOD
"People Are Trying To Sell Anything!" - Saif Ali Khan Talks About Shahid Kapoor
BOLLYWOOD
Hrithik Roshan Reacts To Not Being Approached For The Bang Bang Sequel!
BOLLYWOOD
Shah Rukh Khan Just Posted A Heartfelt Message For His Daughter On Twitter
BOLLYWOOD
This Is Lisa Haydon's Most Uncomfortable Interview Till Date
BOLLYWOOD
"I'm Not A Feminist" - Katrina Kaif
BOLLYWOOD
Box Office: It's Almost D-Day For The Team Of Welcome Back!
BOLLYWOOD
Whoa! This Video Of Lisa Haydon Doing Yoga On Water Is Giving Us #FitnessGoals!
LOAD MORE