Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful Indian actresses with a career spanning over a decade and a half. Her career story is a perfect example of an actress who made it big in the film industry when she started with TV commercials, modeling and backing dancing, then a role in a Kannada movie and then the big Diwali release with Shah Rukh Khan. The actress has been a part of some of the most iconic films like Om Shanti Om, Chennai Express, Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat and has also been a part of groundbreaking films like Chhapaak, Finding Fanny and Piku in her illustrious career. She has ventured into film production with her production house KA Productions, producing high content films such as Chhapaak and 83. She made her presence in Hollywood felt with XXX: Return Of Xander Cage and will be featured in another Hollywood film very soon on the cross -cultural theme, the details of which have been kept secret.
Deepika Padukone’s take on measuring a film’s success or failure:
Deepika Padukone was interviewed by film critic Anupama Chopra last year, before the release of the magnum opus she was part of, 83. Anupama asked how the actress rated the success or failure of a film. She continued her question by asking how she and her husband Ranveer Singh deal with failure, and later cover up that they hadn’t seen failure in a long time. Deepika replied that they had not seen a failure together and had been part of three very successful films. Deepika then recalled an interview with Anupama where she said the numbers didn’t really concern her. Deepika covered up and said she changed her mind about that and that the numbers are important because someone has put money in and they have faith in the movie and they have to earn their money.
She went on to say that while it was important to watch the commercials of movies, equally important is the impact one can have on audiences, on society, and on people. She said, “If you can shift a needle, influence lives in a positive way, make change, make people think or see differently, that’s success.”
About dealing with failure, she said it is inner and inner. When asked if the sense of failure showed on her face, she denied it and continued to insist it was all internal. She said, “I think there’s an athlete in me. If I lost a game of badminton, I’d think of myself and pass the game on in my head. And I’d do the same, even for movies.” She also admitted that there has never been a time when she felt broken from the inside out.
Deepika Padukone’s upcoming projects:
Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in the direct-to-digital release Gehraiyaan, has had a busy year of recording. The actress will star alongside Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham in the direction of Sidharth Anand Pathan† Her other projects include Sidharth Anand’s Fighter with Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor, Nag Ashwin’s Project K with Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan, the remake of The Intern with Amitabh Bachchan, and a Hollywood cross-cultural film on a grand scale. With her association in such huge movies, you can be absolutely sure that Deepika Padukone will continue to be the headliner for the foreseeable future.