Padmavati was an exhausting experience: Deepika
Deepika Padukone is playing the lead character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next film
Deepika Padukone says that, though she feels fortunate to have portrayed a character like Padmavati, the filming was extremely exhausting for her.
Deepika says acting in the magnum opus Padmavati has transform her creative mind. “It takes quite a lot to work on a character for nine months constantly round the clock. Certain characters just don’t leave your system.”
Talking about her success, the young actress says, “I think it is a very gruelling process as we put so much hard work to reach the point where we actresses are today. And it is not just hard work, but compromises on personal life and leading a very well-disciplined life to translate a certain character on screen.”
One of her sacrifices has been living away from her family, according to Deepika. “I started working at a young age, and after my Class 12 exam, I could not continue my formal education.” Her parents did not support that. “They wanted me to finish my studies, given the unpredictable nature of the profession. Also there was a certain mentality of a middle-class orthodox family. But later, seeing my dedication, they understood and wholeheartedly supported me.” In the process, she missed out on a complete formal education, she says, adding, “So I am only a 12th pass.”