Deepika Padukone was spotted at the 3D version trailer of upcoming Padmavati here in Mumbai. During her media interaction actress cleared the air about tussle with Karni Sena and movie release issues.
“Whatever I had to say, I said it. Whatever was supposed to happen has happened! Like I always say, now nothing and no one can stop this film” said Deepika, reacting on the tussle with Karni Sena and recent Rangoli incident.
Deepika also cleared the air about her remuneration for Padmavati, which is reportedly more than Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
“Talking about my remuneration is not exciting for me. I am confident and comfortable with what I am paid, but let me tell you something and this is something I am really proud of is the fact that people like them (Viacom and Bhansali) have invested this kind of money in a film like this, and this is the biggest film that Indian cinema has seen not in just terms of scale but in terms of budget and resources, and what is the poster behind it? For me that is the turning point for Indian cinema” said Deepika Padukone.
“Women have been conditioned to think of beauty in a certain way and I glad about what we did with Padmavati and my look. It takes the immense amount of belief, not just for me but for my director as well, to take that risk. Padmavati’s beauty is beyond physical beauty. It is her soul, spirit and what she meant to her people. She is worshipped” added Deepika.
Deepika Padukone also talked about the role of Rani Padmini in the movie, extremely challenging and different than Bajirao Masanti.
“Her battles were very different. Her power and energy are very different. She doesn’t go out to the battle field. She doesn’t have a sword or armor, here the spirit is similar. Her purity, intensity, and values are very relatable and identifiable, yet not in a literal sense, and for an actor, I found that even more difficult”
“With Mastani, if I have to show warrior princess, it is easier for me to have a sword, got a battlefield, do horse-riding, and show exactly going to war is actually like, but how do you fight so much more than just a war? You’re standing up for your tradition, culture, heritage, passion, and love, there is so much that is going on, how do you stand up for all that, just by emoting without any tools. That is what I found extremely challenging for me, with Padmavati” added Deepika.