Deepika Padukone Quotes.
I am the universe. Infinite in every direction. This is my choice
Once the film is done, then I like to watch myself. I know some actors say that they get very self-conscious watching themselves on screen especially if they have to cry in the scenes, they don’t like the way their face contorts, but I have no such issues.
Naina is one of the most special films & special characters that I’ve played in recent times
My character in ‘Cocktail’ was different from my personality. Homi Adajania took me to London, showed me how girls dress and behave there. I had not seen that kind of lifestyle before.
I wish to be appreciated not only as a film star but also for the person I am. If I manage to bring a smile on people’s faces, then I think I’ll be successful.
I meditate. I breathe out what I can’t control and focus on the positives.
I’ve grown up watching Shah Rukh Khan and never really imagined that one day I will get to play the lead opposite him.
I don’t have an issue with marrying an actor, though it’s definitely tough. I work with actors and interact with star wives, and I don’t know how they do it. Loyalty is a very important factor for me, and I need to be in a relationship where the person will complete me and fill me up.
I still live as normal a life as anybody else. I have two homes to run. I have my staff to take care of. I work, pay bills and attend society meetings like everybody else.
Preparation is definitely important, but it depends on the kinds of roles I do. Like, I completely identify with my character in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.’ I had to be myself and I didn’t have to actually prepare for it.
Relationships or not, I believe that people don’t need to know about my life beyond a certain point.
The best feeling is when you are remembered for the character you play on the screen and people associate you with that character. There is no better feeling than that feeling.
Comfort is of great importance to me. I really want to encourage girls to dress in whatever they feel comfortable in and not get bogged down by fashion trends.
I always think before I speak. I’m not the sort who will just say anything that comes to my mind. I’m a very emotional and sensitive person. But I’m also very strong and know my mind well.
I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you’re not into it, you’re not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it’s a business of the limelight.
At some level, I feel it is nice to know that a film of yours is doing well at the box office and has also got great reviews. That feels like success.
The only day I will worry is if I stop getting exciting roles. As an actor, I have so much to give. There’s a lot of fire and hunger in me to juice every part that I get.
I’ve always believed that as actors, one of the biggest advantages of being in the film business – not just of being actors, but being in this industry – is the fact that you get to travel so much, and you get to see places that you probably would not if you went just as a tourist.
My choices are like my fingerprints, they make me unique
I have fought my own battle with depression, and it was important for me to bring a little awareness about it for others.
‘Piku’ was driven by subtleties. Most films come with the padding of the sound, the visual, the drama.
I am not interested in churning out a certain number of films every year. For me, it’s about the quality of work. I think it’s about following your instincts and doing a film for the right reason.
People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn’t help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.
My parents never raised their hand or fired me. Their way of disciplining me was to tell me what is right or wrong.
Everything that creative people think and do is from the heart.
I believe chemistry is based on the trust between two performers. What actually works is something intangible – being extremely comfortable in each other’s presence.
A script narration is like watching a film, and I react to it like an audience with my own instinct. After that, I look for what is my character, what will I bring to the table in that role, how challenging will it be.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I personally feel that the Indian body type is not cut out to be size zero. I am not size zero and I don’t believe in that either.
I don’t look at it as Hollywood or Bollywood, but, of course, my roots are here, and at the end of the day, it’s about your roots. You can’t take India out of me.
I was in Mauritius, shooting for ‘Break Ke Baad,’ and I went for skydiving. It was a life-changing experience. Travelling, dancing, and reading are my other pastimes.
There are certain things I talk to my mom and certain things I speak to dad for. But I also know that it has never been that I can tell my mum something and my dad won’t know. They are very dependent on each other even though they may not say it or realise it.
I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful.
Every film teaches you something; every experience on every film set with every co-star teaches you something. You learn something new. I think the challenge is to keep working harder and doing better.
I don’t think you need any kind of backing here in the industry. I think what you achieve in your life is the result of your own talent and hard work.
There are days when I love a fresh blow-dry, but sometimes I just go with bedhead.
I am not very comfortable about dancing at weddings and New Year parties. Maybe it’s because of the way I have been brought up; I wouldn’t want my family to feel that cringe moment. Dance is an art for me.
I think for everything that people say about me as a person today – whether it’s about being disciplined and grounded or whatever – I think a lot of it is a credit to my father, who has been a massive influence in my life both professionally and personally.
I feel ups and downs are a part of one’s career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.
Maybe because I am from a sports background, I don’t give up easily. I am a fighter.
To me, the mind and body are one. I’m very transparent, in a way, and people can very easily make out what mood I’m in.
Diwali means family, so either I go down to Bangalore, or my family comes to Mumbai. I always ensure I take a few days off.
My parents worry all the time because I trust people very easily.
You need to feel like you’re wearing the clothes, and they’re not wearing you.
As an actor, I am only excited about doing good work – be it in mainstream Hindi cinema, Hollywood, a French film, or a Marathi movie.
I try and work out as often as possible. Since I travel very often, it becomes very difficult to have a daily work out routine, but I practice yoga every day or try and play some sport. Also, I am very aware of what suits my body in terms of food and exercise.
Of course! It takes a lot of strength to mend a broken heart. Channelising energies into your work helps, but also to be able to accept situations for what they are instead of questioning them helps immensely.
When you look at a person, any person, everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has changed their life. Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are not signs of weakness. They are signs of trying to remain strong for way too long.
Katrina Kaif is doing very well for herself and I’d like to wish her a very Happy Birthday
I can’t resist South Indian cuisine, particularly what is prepared at home. My mom is my favourite cook. She can cook a variety of cuisines. I savour her cooking at home, and she’s undoubtedly the best.
I know the importance of family. I mean, it really completes me as a person. I want lots of children; I want so many children. I look at babies’ pictures, and I am like… I love kids.
I can go round the clock without sleep.