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About Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut in the 2007 film Om Shanti Om, which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Her establishment as a leading actress came with her being cast in starring roles for films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Happy New Year, as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period dramas Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. She also earned acclaim for her role in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Piku. She also made her mark in Hollywood with her appearance in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Additionally, she participates in stage shows and is a celebrity endorser for brands and products and is also a columnist.

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  • Having bagged most awards this season, would you say you’re at the peak of your career?
  • Does the ‘superstar’ tag make you proud?
  • What keeps you so grounded?
  • Are you under pressure to select films more carefully now?
  • You looked stunning in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. What’s the secret?
  • Initially, Kareena Kapoor Khan was to play Leela. Did this affect you in any way?
  • Tell us something about Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny Fernandez .
  • How was it working with Arjun Kapoor in FFF?
  • Was acting your first love?
  • There must have been challenges on the way. Did you ever feel like giving up?
  • How do you feel when you walk into a movie set today?
  • What are the lessons that you have learnt in these years?
  • Does failure intimidate you?
  • Have perceptions changed after you have come out to the industry about your mental health?
  • Tell us more about people writing to you…
  • You have been asked many times in the past about the pay gap in the industry. Don’t you feel it’s unfair to ask a female actor about her remuneration when the same thing wouldn’t be asked of a male actor?
  • Are you considering more Hollywood projects?
  • How do you unwind?
  • Do you think actors today feel much more pressured to stay relevant online?
  • Is there a life lesson that you would like to share with your fans?
  • Were your parents afraid for you because of all that was happening around Padmaavat?
  • What was your parents’ reaction to Padmaavat?
  • What is the best compliment that you have received for your performance in Padmaavat?
  • The ‘jauhar’ scene has come in for flak and praise. Tell about this.
  • Is it true that Sanjay Bhansali wanted to make Padmaavat with you for a very long time?
  • Did you research about your part in film Padmaavat?
  • In your opinion, were you able to infuse life into Rani Padmaavati?
  • Did Padmaavat take a toll on you mentally?
  • What thoughts crossed through your mind when you saw yourself as Padmavati in the mirror for the first time?
  • Any other historical character that you would like to play?
  • It looked like you were having a blast at your wedding. Tell us about this.
  • Did you have a bachelorette?
  • Are you an extreme sports junkie?
  • You’re one of the few people in the world that gets to see Ranveer sans the cameras, sans the hyperbole and the flamboyance. What do you see?
  • What do you think is going to change for you after getting married?
  • What are your best practices for mental hygiene?
  • Is there a fitness trend you’re into right now?
  • What does 2019 look like for you?
  • Have you started filming for xXx 4?
  • What do you think of the current churn in Hindi cinema? The fact that a Badhaai Ho can outperform a Thugs Of Hindustan? Or that a Piku can be on par with a Padmaavat?
  • Will we see you in a web series in the near future?
  • What are you watching right now?
  • Have you had a star-struck moment yet?
  • You were always a global actor but now you are doing films that are speaking to people who are not south Asian, our traditional markets. How do you want to leverage this platform?
  • This is your tenth year of being an actor. Do you take stock that ‘I’ve come this far’, and it’s massive – you’re the highest paid actress in Hindi cinema, is that correct?
  • You’ve recently become a producer. What prompted that?
  • You’ve topped the list of 50 Sexiest Asian women. Do these things mean anything to you?
  • How do you feel about being the fourth highest paid actor in India currently?
  • You’re earning more than many of your male co-stars today. Will this empower other actresses?
  • What is your reason for not signing films in the last two years?
  • Would you reduce your Fee if something exciting came your way?
  • Was it frustrating waiting for challenging roles to come your way during the past two years?
  • What excited you about Meghna Gulzar’s film?
  • There were talks that you’re doing a superhero film. Is it true?
  • Will the superhero film be your next project after Meghna Gulzar’s film?
  • Coming to your marriage, have we now moved away from the notion that marital status of an actress affects the box-office?
  • Will your marriage affect the kind of films that’ll you’ll say yes to now?
  • Are there any changes in you after marriage?
  • How do you feel post-marriage? Is it just a mental switch?
  • Could you please share how it feels to live together with Ranveer?
  • Ranveer mentioned in a Filmfare interview that while he was ready for marriage, you took time. What took you so long to decide?
  • You said your trust has been broken multiple times. Did it make you cynical?
  • Do you never check Ranveer’s phone?
  • Ranveer mentioned that the wedding was organised by you. When was the first time you thought of a wedding?
  • Is it true that Ranveer wanted you to have the wedding you dreamt of?
  • What is your equation with Ranveer’s family?
  • What are the things that we don’t know about your wedding?
  • Were you apprehensive about the rain on your wedding?
  • Which is that one memory from your wedding that’ll stay with you forever?
  • Right after you Priyanka Chopra got married. What do you have to say about that?
  • What’s the one thing that you’ll never compromise on in marriage?
  • What’s the best thing that Ranveer has told you so far?
  • Are you a moody actress?

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