‘I’m nat­u­rally drawn to­wards chal­leng­ing roles’

Says Deepika Padukone about tak­ing up dif­fi­cult parts, adds that the feel­ing of work­ing on such roles is “ir­re­place­able”

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Re­mem­ber Nar­gis in Mother In­dia (1957), Mad­hubala in Mughal-EAzam (1960) or Meena Ku­mari in Pa­keezah (1972)? Right from the start, ac­tresses have taken up chal­leng­ing roles and proved them­selves be­yond doubt to crit­ics and au­di­ences. Of late, Deepika Padukone too seems to have de­vel­oped a knack for pick­ing up ‘dif­fi­cult’ parts.

“If you go by her last few film choices, you can safely say that Deepika is at­tracted to­wards dif­fi­cult and chal­leng­ing roles. Be it Piku (2015), Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani (2015), xXx: Re­turn Of The Xan­der Cage (2016), Pad­ma­vati or even Vishal Bhard­waj’s next pro­duc­tion, all the films have been and are chal­leng­ing — both phys­i­cally as well as men­tally,” says an in­sider.

In fact, Deepika has been com­pletely in­com­mu­ni­cado for the past few months as she has been busy shoot­ing for San­jay Leela Bhansali’s next. “It’s been a re­ally chal­leng­ing film for her but she is en­joy­ing that process too, know­ing that the re­sults will be worth it,” says the in­sider.

Ask Deepika why she is drawn to­wards such tough parts and she says with a laugh, “To be hon­est, it’s not a con­scious de­ci­sion at all. I guess it’s some­thing I’m nat­u­rally drawn to­wards.”

At the same time, the ac­tor ad­mits that she en­joys such “chal­lenges” as an ac­tor. “A phys­i­cally or men­tally chal­leng­ing role gives me a dif­fer­ent kind of thrill. It’s ex­haust­ing while film­ing but the re­sults are very sat­is­fy­ing and that feel­ing is ir­re­place­able (smiles).”

It’s ex­haust­ing while film­ing [chal­leng­ing roles] but the re­sults are very sat­is­fy­ing and that feel­ing is ir­re­place­able. DEEPIKA PADUKONE, AC­TOR

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