Deepika Padukone has been a part of many films and has done many glamorous roles and the actress feels that such roles too require acting talent.
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.
For the beautifulk actress, it is important that not only her role is appreciated but the film also does well at the box office.
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.
Talking of her fears in Bollywood, she 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.
Deepika is also the brand ambassador for many products.
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.
About her lifestyle, she says,
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.