I feel like a child in a candy shop: Deepika Padukone

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Prashant Singh

She started her Bol­ly­wood ca­reer in 2007 with Om Shanti Om along­side Shah Rukh Khan — that was one zinger of a de­but, with not only a role, but a dou­ble role, op­po­site only one of the big­gest stars in Bol­ly­wood. Now, as Deepika Padukone com­pletes a decade in the in­dus­try, the ac­tor feels that she’s still “like a lit­tle child in a candy shop”— that hasn’t changed in the past decade. “In fact, to­day, I feel alive as an ac­tor like never be­fore. In the past 10 years, I’ve learnt so much just by work­ing with peo­ple that I’ve teamed up with. Just be­ing on a film set, mak­ing good or bad choices, and [tak­ing] the crit­i­cism as well as the praise that has come my way; all of that has made me the per­son that I am to­day,” she says. As Deepika read­ies for the re­lease of Pad­ma­vati, one of the most chal­leng­ing films of her ca­reer, the ac­tor feels as if this film, directed by San­jay Leela Bhansali, is her de­but ven­ture. “The fact is, that’s what I feel like in spirit. I don’t feel the years at all,” she says. “I feel like a lit­tle child, who has just started off. I have so much more to do, give and learn. So, I’m like, ‘I want to be on one more film set so that I can make more mis­takes and cor­rect things.’”

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