BOLLYWOOD: Deepika Padukone, who powerfully essayed the role of Rani Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat said that she is “extremely happy and proud” that the film has earned Rs 56 crore (nearly $9 million) in India in three days.
In a recent tweet, she wrote, “I cannot even begin to express. It has never happened before…I cannot even begin to express how happy and proud this makes me feel!!! Thank You for all the love.”
it’s never happened before…I cannot even begin to express how happy & proud this makes me feel!!!Thank You for all the love🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/VgRqRQEvPi
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 27, 2018
At a media meet Deepika gushed over the film and told the audience that her parents were extremely proud of her.
“My parents are immensely proud. I saw that pride on their face. They (parents) made a video call after their screening finished late at night when I was going to bed. They had just seen the film and then me, so, their expression was like, ‘Is she our daughter?’ I saw their expression and they were both brimming and glowing with pride,” Deepika said.
She further said, “My parents never once had asked me if they should come and live with me during that whole phase (when Deepika was given life threats) because they were confident about the fact that I can handle this. That is my spirit, that is how I have been brought up. We have learned that what is right is right, what is wrong is wrong.”
Speaking on her character and how it was to essay the role of a Rajasthani queen, Deepika said, “Playing the character fascinated me: about how her personality is very relevant at the present time. She is alot like me a strong, intelligent and elegant woman and when I played her on-screen, I saw a little bit of myself there. The character Padmavati is so strong and inspirational that it touches your heart.”