MUMBAI: Earlier this week, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra made their debut at the red carpet event of Met Gala 2017. Although Priyanka walked away with all the attention, for carrying off her long Ralph Laurent trench-coat gown, with tremendous poise and confidence, describing it as her ‘fashion moment’, Deepika gave the impression of being simple and low-key with her backless white satin gown. Recently at an event to announce her name as the latest brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris, Deepika was asked whether she was apprehensive about living up to the expectations of fashion critics. “For me, the opportunity is not about what you are wearing, but the privilege of being at an event like that,” explained Deepika, adding, “My focus was to feel good in what I wear, some people may not have liked it and some others may have liked it, but the intention was to make the best of the event and enjoy both the atmosphere and the people I met.” But it was her next comment that was befitting, “The only time I would be truly concerned about what I wear is when my mother admonished me or my girl friend gave me the flak for something I wore. I think that would be the only time I would allow any comment to affect me,” she said.
When asked about whether she considered it important to be a trend-setter, she said, “All of us have an inherent style and a signature look, something that we are comfortable with. There are experts who I work with and they are the ones who ensure that I wear what is trendy. I don’t claim to know that but I am curious to learn and I am okay with it.” Deepika will be walking the red carpet at Cannes on the 17th and 18th of this month, when she will make her debut as L’Oreal’s latest brand ambassador. The actress also hailed the success of Baahubali. “That’s the best part of the medium. Whether it is us representing India globally or a Baahubali, which we understand is a regional film that’s breaking barriers, the possibilities are endless. That’s why Priyanka does what she does because there is no limit to creativity,” she said. She also pointed out that there was a lot more she wanted to achieve in her career, in spite of having completed ten years in the industry, “It doesn’t feel like it’s been ten years already. Just when you think that everything is going great there is something else that comes along and excites you. There’s no end to it and that’s what drives me,” she smiled. Crediting her parents for all that she had achieved in life, Deepika said, “The motivation is to enjoy my work, do great work and let my parents know that I am in a happy space, and a lot of it comes from the way they have brought me up. That’s how I see my father and mother conduct themselves as well.”