I didn't endorse infidelity in 'My Choice', Deepika Padukone


Deepika Padukone’s ‘My Choice’ video drew flak from various corners. The video has been slammed by many including few celebrities. For the first time, the ‘Piku’ actress got vocal and clarified her stand on the video, directed by Homi Adajania.

The controversial line "to have sex outside marriage..." from the famous "My Choice" video was not taken in a good taste. Deepika Padukone came forward and said that she never intended to promote infidelity through the short film.

She said that the larger meaning of the documentary was ignored in the women empowerment video.

"Mixed reactions did not bother me. It was a bit disappointing to know that certain lines were pulled out of context and blown completely out of proportion and we missed the larger point that the film was trying to make...

"And then in the process accusing me endorsing infidelity, I found that a bit silly, honestly," Deepika told PTI.

Describing the institution of marriage as "holy and sacred", the 'Ram Leela' star said she can never intend to support adultery.

"I never have endorsed infidelity. I know what the institution of marriage means to me, It is extremely holy and sacred. I am someone, who completely believes in being faithful and honest and in trust. It is an institution I truly believe in. I am not defending anything, people are right in their place if they have an issue with it.

"I just felt disappointed that they felt I am endorsing certain things that I do not. I can clarify now and say no I do not endorse infidelity. I never have never will it is something I have not put up in the past in my life as well," she said.

"When the script was shared with me, there was not one but a couple of lines that even I didn't agree with at a personal level but I realised they needed me more for the larger message the film was trying to make.

Deepika said that she too had objection on certain points of the video but still she shot it as it is about women empowerment. "I went ahead and was more than happy to be a part of it because I realised myself that there was a larger issue that we were dealing with and that we are dealing with. Just like the other 98 women who were the part of the video, I agreed to be a part of it," she said.