Deepika Padukone has spoken about her “exhausting” experience during the shoot of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next ‘Padmavati’.

The actress, who plays the lead in the epic drama was cited in Mid-Day saying, “Working in Padmavati was an exhausting experience. It takes quite a lot to work on a character for nine months constantly round the clock. Certain characters just don’t leave your system.”

She added,”I think it is a very gruelling process as we put so much hard work to reach the point where we actresses are today. “And it is not just hard work but compromises on personal life and leading a very well-disciplined life to translate a certain character on screen.

“One of my sacrifices was living away from my family. I always fought with negativity and came out a stronger person. I started working at a young age and after my Class 12 exam, I could not continue my formal education.”

‘Padmavati’ releases on 1st December 2017.