Leading lady, Deepika Padukone who was previously seen in films such as Desi Boyz, Cocktail, Race 2 claimed ‘it was fun to play wicked’ in a recent interview. Check out what she had to say about her new film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD), in which Deepika stars opposite her former ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.
About her characters in her films Deeps said, ‘Hey, just because I played grey characters, doesn’t mean I am not sweet. Jokes apart, it was fun to play wicked. I’d like to do it more often. I am playing quite an aggressive character in Ram Leela as well.’
What made her want to play Veronica in Cocktail?
I was ready to take the risk of playing grey characters. Veronica in Cocktail was very different from what I’ve done so far. She didn’t live by any of the rules. But even Veronica was finally looking for the same things that all girls want: permanence, stability and faith in a relationship. The film’s writer, Imtiaz Ali and director Homi Adjania, had the faith that I could pull it off. Their faith gave me the confidence to just go out there and play this wild child.
What’s it like being part of upcoming film YJHD?
It’s a different space from Ayan’s Wake Up Sid. YJHD will prove his versatility . He has kept the romance real and yet it is a fantasy. It’s entertaining, yet real.
What was it like going to and from Kashmir and Udaipur, wasn’t it tiring?
Yes, from Kashmir I flew straight to Udaipur for Ram Leela. So from a freezing Kashmir to a summery Udaipur, from the breezy Ayan to a passionate Sanjay Leela Bhansali, I had to pack two different sets of clothes in two different suitcases and acclimatise myself immediately from one kind of filmmaking to another. But it’s great. I am so happy to be working with such different directors. I am waiting to see what the rest of the year has in store for me.
Is there a particular director the actress would like to work with?
I wished to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and it happened. It’s a dream come true. I never expected it would happen so early in my career. If there is anyone else of the calibre in my destiny, it would come to me. I am sure of that.
Well, looks like Deepika has it all set and is pretty busy! Her upcoming films are YJHD, Tamil film Kochadaiyaan, Chennai Express and Ram Leela.