Deepika Padukone is amongst the few versatile actresses in the industry. The actress has done glamorous as well as non-glamarous roles and she says that it saddens her when people think that glamorous roles don’t require hard work or much of an effort.
Deepika Padukone said in an interview: “I think the role is more important. It is a misconception that a glamorous role doesn’t require acting talent. It’s a bit strange, because I think at the end of the day, any kind of film — whether it is glamorous or ‘de-glam’ (non-glamorous) – requires acting. Acting is acting.”
“For example, people think I gave a brilliant performance as Veronica in ‘Cocktail’, but it was also a glamorous role. For me, it is about the role and the film, not glamour,” she added.
The gorgeous actress made her debut opposite SRK in 2007 in Om Shanti Om, after which there has been no looking back for her.
For Deepika Padukone, it is important that not only her role is appreciated but the film also does well at the box office.
She said: “When you set out to do a film, one hopes that your performance is appreciated and the film also goes on to do well. Fortunately with me, in ‘Cocktail’, I got both. The film did well and the performance was appreciated. I hope this happens in all my films.”
Asked if she fears being over-exposed, Deepika said: “I think as long as you are doing good work, that is the most important thing. I don’t think that it can result in over-exposure of any form. Also I am someone who has always believed in quality versus quantity.”
The former model also endorses several brands and has just been made the face of a new range of Garnier products alongside actress Priyanka Chopra.
“Today I could have easily been doing 15-20 brands at a time, but I chose not to do that. I chose to endorse the best in the market,” she added.
With so many commitments, and endorsements does she get time for herself?
“It’s about the kind of lifestyle you lead. I can say that I have been the busiest in my career because I am juggling three films at a time. But I think I know how to conserve my energy, I know where to conserve it and spend it. I think things like my diet, workout, exercise, the water I drink and products I use add to me looking and feeling better,” she said.