Deepika Padukone: “I will never feel scared”


Deepika Padukone has reacted to groups calling for the cutting off of her nose in the ‘Padmavati’ controversy.

When asked about the claims made, Padukone told Ahmedabad Mirror, “Well, at this point, as a woman, an artiste and a citizen of this country I feel angry, I feel let down and I also find it amusing… I will never feel scared. Fear is not an emotion I have ever identified with.”

Recently, there was a little bit of confusion that Padukone was seen promoting ‘Padmavati’ without the films other lead actors. On this, the actress said, “Well, to be very honest the film is titled Padmavati but my incentive is to tell the story of this woman’s courage. We have had a Mother India in the past with a Nargis and a Sunil Dutt, Razia Sultan with Hemaji (Malini) and Dharmendra. I’ve always chosen films based on my instincts and I’m proud I’ve been given this opportunity to play a protagonist who people idolise, revere and some people even worship. But for me it’s about the woman and everything she stood for, and as an artiste I feel grateful to have played her on screen.”

‘Padmavati’ is scheduled for release on 1st December, also starring Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

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