Deepika Padukone celebrates ‘Padmaavat’ success with Marwari thali

Deepika Padukone celebrated ‘Padmaavat’ success by gorging on Marwari Thali. She is surrounded by media and looked very relaxed, enjoying the food. The diva looked stunning in a bottle green lehenga with statement jewelry, she spoke about her parents’ reaction after watching ‘Padmaavat’.

“My parents are immensely proud. I saw that pride on their face. Mom and dad made a video call after their screening finished late at night and I was in my pyjama and going to bed. So for them, they just saw 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.

Deepika Padukone received lots of flak from the protestors for dishonoring Rani Padmavati but the actress faced the hard time with lot of courage.

“You know, my parents never once had asked me if they should come and live with me during that whole phase because they were confident about the fact that I can handle this. That is my spirit, that is how we (my sister and I) have been brought up. We have learnt that what is right is right, what is wrong is wrong,” said Deepika, daughter of former badminton player Prakash Padukone.

“Playing the character fascinated me about how her personality is very relevant in the present time. She is like me -- a strong, intelligent and elegant woman... And when I played her on-screen, I saw a little bit of myself there.

“But her character was so deep, she is a queen who doesn’t speak very much but conveys everything in her way. That was a challenge to play,” she said.

While drawing comparison between Rani Padmavati and Mastani of ‘Bajirao Mastani’, Deepika said, “She is not a warrior like Mastani, so she is not picking up the sword and fighting, but her silent strength leads her to the right direction to deal with the toughest situation.

“She is a queen, and under any situation, she never lost her poise, her elegant and calm self. But I feel she is a warrior in her way.”

Talking about the commanding character, Deepika said, “This time, I am talking about it because I feel a sense of responsibility. The character Padmavati is so strong and inspirational that it touches your heart.

“When I was working on the film, I did not expect this kind of appreciation. Of course, we knew that it is going to be a very special film as it’s my third film with Sanjay.

“There was an apprehension due to that as well... That how differently he can present me, but now after the release of the film, there is a feeling of sheer blessing. I think I am very fortunate,” said overwhelmed Deepika.

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