Deepika Padukone, the beautiful bollywood actress says she knows how to be competitive in a positive manner. She has been an athlete and she knows the true spirit of a sportsman.
I think there are two ways to look at it. Everybody doesn’t get to do each and every film. I don’t compete with others; I compete with myself. I have been an athlete, a sportsperson; so I know how to be competitive in a healthy way.
This year she had only one release, the commercially successful Cocktail. She says it is difficult to predict what will work at the box office.
Many a times, a most predictable film doesn’t work, while the least expected films click at the box office. So everything is in the hands of the audience. I don’t demarcate any film. If a film does well and gets into the Rs.100 crore club, well and good. But I want the audience to appreciate my quality of work.
Deepika, who will be next seen in Race 2, hopes that her work gets appreciated.
Saif is fun to work with. We have worked in four films together and I share a comfort level with him. The most exciting part is that all the four films are completely different from one another. He is a very spontaneous actor. You never know what to expect from him. The audience have liked our chemistry before and, hopefully, they will appreciate it again in Race 2.
Race 2 also has Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandes and Ameesha Patel.
Asked what prompted her to be part of the film, Deepika said:
I really liked Race and that excited me to be part of the film. Besides, I like the working style of Abbas-Mustan. The character that I play in the film is also different. I play a very manipulated and very aggressive woman, which I have not played before
Race 2 may be a sequel to 2008 hit Race, but for Deepika it is “an independent film”.
Yes, there is a flow in the story but I joined the crew in Race 2; so it doesn’t affect my work anyway.