Deepika Padukone on her Flop Phase in Bollywood

You might see Deepika Padukone bask in all the glory and success today in Bollywood, but there was a time too when she was struggling badly in the Hindi film industry. The thing about Deepika is that she’s still the same person today. Her flops and hits don’t seem to have changed her at all. In fact, she’s getting better, which explains why her fan base is growing day by day. Here she talks about what it was like getting written off by the press and her colleagues in Bollywood.

Deepika Padukone on her Flop Phase in Bollywood

 

Deepika Padukone on her low phase in Bollywood
I’m really fortunate to be in the movie business – something that I always wanted to do and something that I’m very passionate about, which is why even when I was written off, I took that as a challenge and healthy criticism and worked on that. It’s important that I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve worked with, and I’ve enjoyed all the various film experiences I’ve had.

Deepika Padukone on working hard in Bollywood
Hard work is the key to a lot of things, but also it’s important to be passionate or rather do what you’re passionate about. And most importantly, enjoy yourself along the way – this has been the biggest learning. I’ve had fun through all the work that I’ve done and all the amazing people I’ve worked with, I’ve really had a good time.

Deepika Padukone on the support that she received
My family has been very encouraging and supportive, and I also think people from within the fraternity… everyone who’s given me the opportunity – right from Farah to Shah Rukh to Imtiaz who signed me before my first film released. A lot of people signed me on without seeing any of my work.

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