There’s a quiet side to Ran­veer too: Deepika

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AC­TOR Ran­veer Singh is a peo­ple’s per­son with “ir­re­press­ible en­ergy”, but there’s a quiet side to his per­sona as well, said his ac­tress wife Deepika Padukone af­ter their “mag­i­cal” wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions.

In her first in­ter­view since their wed­ding, Deepika spoke to GQ mag­a­zine about the month gone by, Ran­veer, her wed­ding looks and what the fu­ture holds for her.

Deepika is one of the few peo­ple in the world that gets to see Ran­veer with­out the cam­eras, the hy­per­bole and the flam­boy­ance. What is he like?

“He is vul­ner­a­ble, ex­tremely emo­tional, very in­tel­li­gent; child­like at times.

“That’s not to say that his ir­re­press­ible en­ergy isn’t him, it’s very him. He’s a real peo­ple’s per­son, but there’s a quiet side to him too,” Deepika said.

“Emo­tion­ally, I think I’m the more in­tu­itive one. I’d say IQ is more him. But at the same time, he’s not all like ‘I’m a man, I can’t show my emo­tions’.

“He is sen­si­tive, and so am I, and it makes it eas­ier to share a life with some­one who un­der­stands that,” she added.

Deepika and Ran­veer kept the pa­parazzi wait­ing by keep­ing their wed­ding looks a se­cret un­til they shared it on so­cial me­dia from the venue, Lake Como, Italy.

“I think the pic­tures we shared summed up the wed­ding – it was mag­i­cal to have just fam­ily and friends there who mean some­thing to you, who don’t re­ally care about who you are pro­fes­sion­ally, but are there be­cause they love you for who you are as a per­son,” Deepika said of the Lake Como fes­tiv­i­ties, which in­cluded only about 40 of their guests.

While the ac­tress sported a Sabyasachi Mukher­jee cre­ation for her north In­dian style wed­ding, for GQ’s De­cem­ber cover, she has gone all bold.

“I’m aware of cul­ture, tra­di­tion, all that… I also un­der­stand what it means to be my own per­son. Of course, it’s ex­cit­ing to take your re­la­tion­ship to the next level, but at no point as a woman should you for­get your sense of in­di­vid­u­al­ity. It’s im­por­tant to re­main au­then­tic and stay true to who you are. The idea is not to lose your­self in the process (of mar­riage),” said the ac­tress, who has had a whirl­wind 2018.

She kicked things off with a rag­ing con­tro­versy around “Pad­maa­vat”, a Time 100 namecheck, fol­lowed by red car­pet ap­pear­ances at the Met Gala and Cannes, and ended the year by mar­ry­ing Ran­veer, whom she had been dat­ing for six years.

What does 2019 look like for her?

“It’s go­ing to be pretty chal­leng­ing be­cause I’ll be pro­duc­ing and act­ing in Meghna Gulzar’s next film (about acid vic­tims).

“For the first time, I’ll also be tak­ing de­ci­sions with my di­rec­tor – we would’ve started work be­fore I took off for the wed­ding, and will get back to it now.

“Also, set­ting up home,” she said.


New­ly­weds Ran­veer Singh and Deepika Padukone hosted their wed­ding reception in Mum­bai on De­cem­ber 1. The grand af­fair was at­tended by the who’s who of Bol­ly­wood, in­clud­ing Karan Jo­har, Saif Ali Khan, Ka­reena Kapoor Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and megas­tar Amitabh Bachchan. Her stun­ning cou­ture dress trans­formed into a shorter out­fit, and she swopped heels for sneak­ers to party at the reception. RIGHT: Danc­ing the floor off with the Bachchan clan…

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