“If I am good, everything will fall in place” – Deepika Padukone
If Deepika is working in close to half a dozen films today, it is pretty much as per the demand of the situation. After all the need of the hour for her is to overtly aggressive about her work and continue to strive for going higher up in quick time. Reason being that there is thick competition all around and many of her contemporaries are doing well with their choices in their endeavour to stay at the top.
Kareena Kapoor has enjoyed commercial (3 Idiots) and critical (Kurbaan) success in a quick span of time, Katrina has continued to enjoy her golden run at the box office, Priyanka Chopra is following ‘Kaminey’ with ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ for Vishal Bharadwaj and finding a new niche for herself while Vidya Balan is consolidating her status as an actor to reckon with. Such all around competition means that Deepika goes by her instinct and continue to make intelligent choices to have important, though well spaced out film releases over a period of time.
“See, if I am good at what I do, everything will fall in place”, says Deepika without mincing any words, “If I am honest to my profession, I will get all the right films, endorsements, and fan following and of course money.”
With confidence looming large in her voice and the desire to succeed pretty apparent, she can pretty much be seen marching her way to the top. After having understood the ways of the industry, does she feel like being on the right track as far as this journey is concerned? With the trio of Kareena, Katrina and Priyanka being the choice of quite a few when it comes to quintessential Bollywood fare, does she harbour any intentions of breaking through the competition and catch hold of that crown of ‘Number One Actress’ in Bollywood?
“Really, I don’t intend to get into the number business since my work should speak for itself. Having said, personally speaking, the best sense of achievement that I get is when my work is appreciated. I am making the best choices from the work coming my way and my instinct says that they should only consolidate my career further”, concludes Deepika with a smile.
Well, with each of her forthcoming films like Sajid Khan’s ‘Housefull’ (Akshay Kumar), Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se’ (Abhishek Bachchan), Karan Johar’s ‘Break Ke Baad’ (Imran Khan) and Yash Raj Films’ (tentatively titled) ‘Lafange Parinde’ (Neil Nitin Mukesh) set in different genres, Deepika is all set for a ‘Housefull’ innings ahead.
- Rudhir Burman / Sampurn Wire