Deepika Padukone is slowly but steadily coming into her own as a complete actress. Her last few releases bear out the fact that the pretty young thing is not just a gorgeous doll, but can also sweep us off our feet with her fine acting chops.
Prior to this new-found fame for her brilliant emoting credentials, Deepika had endured a lot of flak from critics for her wooden performances. In a candid chat with IANS, the actress shares her feelings after having been appreciated, applauded and approved by all for her cinematic progress.
“It feels nice to hear or to read this. I have been working really hard. I know I have pushed myself and sacrificed a lot of personal and family time. In the end, if the result is like that, you don’t mind. But I think success is relative. If people are saying it’s my year, it depends on my films,” underlines Deepika.
Her latest rom-com, opposite Shah Rukh Khan – Chennai Express – too is a delightful experience for DP fans. She impresses bang on in her Tamil accent, in the 100 crore film. How did she get her pronunciations right for the tricky role? “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.
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. For Chennai Express too, I met people and learned the accent.”