Deepika Padukone Said She Chooses Scripts That Give Her Butterflies. We Love How Instinctive And Real She Is With Her Choices.
Why is being in dilemma so unnerving for any person? Because all of us – be it in terms of career, love life or even in what to watch at Netflix tonight – want to make a sound choice. We want to make decisions that work best for us, because regrets aren’t sweet. And while we may made several wrong choices when it comes to love and career, one choice that has never left us disappointed (at least most of the time) is watching Deepika Padukone’s films, who delivers performances that have stay with us. And just as we have our way in choosing her among the many rising stars in the industry, Deepika gets candid about her own choices when it comes to picking the right scripts.
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Recently in an interview, Deepika Padukone shed light on her thought process when she is deciding on what project to pick next. When she was asked whether her pattern or process has changed over the years, considering ever since her debut release Om Shanti Om, the woman has been consistently leaping ahead, she said, “No, not at all. I am choosing my projects the same way I did 10 years ago. I am following my gut and heart. I am only doing films which have the ability to push me beyond my comfort zone. When the narration finishes, I have to feel butterflies in my stomach otherwise I don’t take up the film. The film has to unsettle me.”
Just how we want a partner who can give us butterflies, she wants the same from her films. No wonder the love is so apparent! We would be fools to not take her word for it or her instincts because if her career graph is anything to go by, her gut has always landed her in giving big blockbusters. From romantic dramas like Love Aaj Kal and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Ramleela to period dramas like Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani, Deepika has carved a niche for herself that goes way beyond than just sticking to one genre.
She also said, “It does not have to be an extremely intense film. Even when I chose a film like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), I had the same level of excitement because I had never played a character like Naina before. I have to feel challenged. I have always listened to that voice in my head.” I think it’s safe to say, it’s been guiding her well.
With her upcoming film Chaapaak, the actress will not just be seen playing an intense and important role of an acid attack survivor but also will be seen debuting as a producer. When asked about what her choices for producing films would be like, Deepika commented by saying, “Again, my choices as a producer will be similar to my choices as an actor. They will be driven by my creative juices and not box office and commercial viability. I will tell stories that I feel an emotional connect with. I’ve always relied on that and will continue to do so.”
And as long as that means we as an audience are treated to some good, real and hard-hitting content we couldn’t be more in agreement with Deepika Padukone. The Meghna Gulzar-directed film, Chaapaak is supposed to hit the theaters on January 10, next year.