Deepika Padukone on acting: “I knew that one day I’d be doing this”


Deepika Padukone has come a very long way since her debut in 2007. With the world at her feet, she recently spoke about how she made it, and how she always knew acting was her calling.

“As a family, we saw maybe two films a year. I don’t know why. But whenever I watched a movie, I knew that one day I’d be doing this. I’d start with modelling, then go into films. And that’s exactly how it happened,” Vogue reports the actress stating.

Talking about how she has progressed so much from when she started, Padukone explained, “I had no training, no mentors. I worked it all out on my own. Sure, I had some failures, personal and professional. But sheer determination fuelled me. It was empowering.”

Padukone will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Chhapaak’, based on a true story about an acid-attack victim.

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