One of Bollywood’s finest actors, Deepika Padukone, began her acting career with Shahrukh Khan in the film Om Shanti Om, where her success began.
Then, she performed in a series of remarkable films that made her a remarkable and versatile actress. At the beginning of her career, she appeared in films like Love Aaj Kal, Bachna Ae Haseeno, and Housefull.
Then she joined Imtiaz Ali, where she astonished everyone with her different acting style, which was exceptional given that she was battling depression and enduring difficult times. In an interview with Vogue, she admitted that she still feels insecure about some issues, despite having starred in numerous successful films.
Deepika shed some brilliant light on various topics, including acting, aspirations, and honors.
Deepika Padukone discusses her insecurities candidly with Vogue.
As a woman, it is difficult to survive in Bollywood, and she had her share of insecurities when she entered the industry. Although she was never confronted with gender bias in her industry, she did face obstacles. “I am aware of the disparity between men and women in virtually every aspect of life, but I have never felt the need to compare.
I believe this is because neither my sister nor I were raised in this manner. We were not constantly reminded that we were female, so we had to enter the world with a different mindset and fight for what we deserved.
But I did face other obstacles,” she added, “Coming from a sports background, it was not easy for me to break into Bollywood. My South Indian accent was also frowned upon, and I was initially concerned that I would be overlooked.”
Without a doubt, Deepika has earned a great deal of respect from around the globe, which is why she is set to serve on the jury of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Her transition from acting to film production helped her understand the proper mentality of a feature film.
She stated, “Cinema is such a potent medium for comprehension. If depicted accurately, mental health can have far-reaching effects on a country like India, where the conversation around mental health has just begun. Similarly, one inaccurate portrayal could set us back years.”
Psychiatric therapist on set
The Piku actor wants to bring revolution or change to the film’s set by making mental therapists readily available. Deepika discussed her mental health and claimed to be depressed in her most recent interview if you were unaware.
I hope to have a therapist present on film sets within the coming years. We already have a medical professional on set, so I don’t see why we can’t also have a mental health professional.
During Chhapaak (2020), I hired a therapist for myself because there were times when I had panic attacks or felt claustrophobic; it wasn’t easy to carry the emotional weight of playing Malti for so many months. It was essential to have a therapist hold my hand throughout this process. I followed a similar procedure for Gehraiyaan.”
In Bollywood, it has been customary for producers of A-list films to cast well-known actors and actresses to elevate a film’s profile. The interviewer asked Deepika if she now insists on well-rounded female characters in the films she chooses to act in and finance.
“Today, I have to insist that filmmakers not keep me in mind only for a specific type of role. Before approaching me, they are undergoing a filtration and screening process.
The majority of the time, when I hear about a film going to someone else and wonder why it wasn’t me, the director simply tells me that they believed I wouldn’t accept the role because it was too small for someone like me.
Alternatively, it could be an excuse for why they didn’t want me to begin. However, I don’t believe I’ve had this problem in a while to answer your question. People assume I will only do certain types of films and roles, so I only receive offers for those,” she explained.
The Pandemic and Its Effects
Deepika continued to contemplate the aftermath of a pandemic that disrupted the lives of everyone. “From this perspective, navigating the pandemic was easier because I already had control over my mind and body. And although portions of it were challenging, there were also beautiful days.
When Ranveer and I were newlyweds, we spent a lot of quality time together. We also spent extended periods with our families, which is usually impossible due to shooting schedules and travel,” she said. Deepika remarked, “I believe most participants have emerged more amiable. There is value in health, the air we breathe, and the people who surround us.”
She also recently received the TIME100 Impact Award. She stated, “The award was given to recognize my previous work, my contribution to the Indian film industry, and my acting choices.”
Mental health is a significant aspect of my life, but it is not the only aspect. As a result, I felt much more whole. The award felt like the culmination of all the ups and downs I’ve experienced in my career, including the lessons, errors, and successes.
Being a member of the Cannes jury is undoubtedly a significant accomplishment for her, and the festival will run from May 16 to May 28. The possibility is that Deepika will walk the red carpet for all 10 days.
She described her sense of fashion: “I am the type of person who will wear a classic black dress, a neon green or fuchsia gown that can fit ten people, and a graceful sari. All of them are my personalities.”