Deepika Padukone is one of the most talented actresses from the current lot in the industry. The actress who was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Padmaavat and while it was a huge success, she hasn’t signed any other film besides Vishal Bhardwaj‘s crime drama based on the novel titled, Mafia Queens Of Mumbai. Deepika is rumoured to be keeping her calendar free as she will be tying the knot in November this year. She is currently busy adhering to her other work commitments until the shooting of her next film opposite Irrfan Khan begins. DP was currently in Chennai for a shoot and spoke to The Hindu.
I wouldn’t say there is a dearth. I definitely feel like it’s getting a little repetitive, though. She added that a change has come about and roles are being written for women. “I think it has changed already. I don’t think women in film today are in a place where they have to wait — or look — for a strong female part. It’s all there. Now, it really boils down to the specific content: whether a particular film excites a particular actor or not.
I feel like there are too many biopics being made. In the last few months, I can’t count the number of biopics that we’ve been offered. And they’re all great; they’re very strong and powerful. But when it comes to a film, after a point, how much are you going to tell me about those struggles? Even a common man on the street has had a similar journey, if you ask me.
Piku is my most favourite film of all time. Not because I’m in it, but as a film. Just the way the story and subject was handled, the way it came together, all of it. I’m yet to see a film that did that to me,” Deepika said.
I hope we don’t have to wait for too long to witness DP on the big screen.