She made a fantasy debut thirteen years ago with Om Shanti Om, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan. Since then in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone has had nothing less than a smashing ride. The actress, though for her side, is filled with admiration for what she has done.
“Honestly, I don’t feel like 13 years when I think about it. But on that particular day (November 9), when you see all the updates and look at the social media, you know, ‘Oh well, it’s only been 13 years.’
I think it’s been an amazing experience with lots of learning, ups and downs.
But at the end of the day if I had to look back, there was just a sense of appreciation,” the Hindustan Times quoted her as saying.
Talking about films, a few days back, Padukone began working on the next untitled directorial of director Shakun Batra, in the midst of the pandemic, in Goa, followed by schedules in Mumbai. How was it going to get back on the sets? The Padmaavat actor agrees that by now, all the safety procedures have been “a kind of second nature.”
She said Now, we know what the drill is and all of us take special care in terms of following the instructions, wearing masks and also sanitising, not only our hands, but all the equipment. We’re even brought to a drill about what it’s going to be like before the shoot. It was initially exhausting, however.
Certainly, the lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 has impacted all. But was it in a way, a blessing in disguise for DP as she had to spend more time with Ranveer Singh? “Absolutely, that. We were definitely not complaining,” she added.
“Lockdown was of course, a tough time, and that’s why this year the one thing I absolutely feel is gratitude. Only to be able to be at home with each other and to be safe… Thank Goodness, we weren’t shut down without each other, as occurred to quite a few people. So, what else should we pray for? ”