I always felt like cinema is what I was meant to do, says Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone recently wrapped up Kabir Khan’s film ’83 starring Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. The actress made her Bollywood debut in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She even made her debut as a producer with Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak which is is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Chhapaak is all set to release on 10th January 2020. Recently, Deepika had a fabulous photo-shoot of Harper’s Bazaar India. The actress revealed her looks on her Instagram account.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar India, Deepika spoke about her journey in Bollywood. She said, “I think I just walked into the unknown. We didn’t watch too many movies growing up, and most of my childhood went into school coursework, and professional badminton. As a family, we led a very disciplined, structured life. Everything was planned. Cinema didn’t feature too much, but whenever it did, it felt familiar. I always felt like this is what I was meant to do. And it all happened very quickly.”

Deepika further added, “Two years after I became a model, Farah [Khan] offered me Om Shanti Om. The rest of the journey, until a couple of years ago, was really about understanding, absorbing, and discovering Bollywood and myself, and making my mistakes along the way.”

She further said, “I felt I finally understood what the medium really is, and the impact cinema can have on people and society. I began to get more comfortable with myself, and everything just started making sense to me. When you see the film fraternity as an outsider, you imagine it to be a certain way, and I was not fearful anymore.”