New Delhi [India], Oct. 17 : Deepika Padukone, who is gearing up for her Hollywood debut in ' xXx: The Return of Xander Cage', recently revealed that she was allowed to flaunt her natural accent in the movie.
In a candid talk with Pinkvilla, the 30-year-old star expressed "great pride" in playing an Indian girl in the D. J. Caruso directed flick saying, "I get to be myself."
"That is one of the aspects that drew me to the script and attracted me to do this film, the fact that for once, I was allowed to be myself is fantastic. I was allowed to flaunt that I am Indian," she said.
New Delhi, Sept 19 : Actor Deepika Padukone on Friday demanded that respect be accorded to women and slammed news organisations for constructing what she called "cheap headlines".
In an open letter posted on Facebook in response to the potentially damaging article posted about her in a national daily, Padukone said, "When an actress's inner wear decides to do a "peek-a-boo", she most definitely did not step out with the intention to do so. So, instead of zooming in, circling it and pointing arrows at it, why don't we give her some 'respect' and let it go instead of making it 'headlines'".
Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says director Farah Khan took very good care of her during the shoot of upcoming film 'Happy New Year' especially because of the heavy-weight star cast comprising Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan.
In 'Happy New Year', the 28-year-old actress is reuniting with Farah, who directed her debut movie 'Om Shanti Om' in 2007.
'Happy New Year' will hit theatres this Diwali, and Deepika is the only woman in the cast, which also stars Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani.
"During the shooting of 'Happy New Year' Farah gave me lots of attention because she knew that I am the only girl against four big actors," Deepika said.
New Delhi: Deepika Padukone's dialogue 'I am a virgin' in her upcoming quirky comedy 'Finding Fanny' has not gone down well with the Censor Board which has objected to the use of the 'virgin' word and has asked the film's makers to replace it.
The 28-year-old actress questioned the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for not being consistent in its guidelines as it gave a green signal to the word in the trailer of the film.
Mumbai, May 20 : Bollywood's reigning queen Deepika Padukone will add a dash of glamour to the the UEFA Champions League to be held in Lisbon, Spain, Saturday. She is "honoured" to be a guest at the event's finale.
The final will be played between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
"(I am) Honoured to be UEFA's guest for the Champions League final in Lisbon. Looking forward to a competitive game of football with two of Europe's best teams," Deepika said in a statement.
The match will be shown live on TEN Action.(IANS)
New Delhi, April 25 : Actress Deepika Padukone, who featured in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2013 hit film "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", says essaying the role of Leela was a big responsibility for her.
In an interview to UTV Stars' show "Yeh Hai Meri Kahani", the 28-year-old said that before shooting the film, the director thanked her for accepting the role, said a statement.
Mumbai, April 25 : Deepika Padukone in filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's next project? The actress is surprised by the rumours, says her spokesperson.
There are reports that the "Chennai Express" star might sign Bhandarkar's upcoming film, but a clarification from the actress's end has been issued to scotch the rumours.
"We have not been approached for the film," her spokesperson said in a statement.
She is currently busy with Farah Khan's "Happy New Year" and will soon start shooting for Imtiaz Ali's upcoming film "Tamaasha" with Ranbir Kapoor.(IANS)
Mumbai, April 11 : Deepika Padukone is a style icon herself, but according to her actor Akshay Kumar is the best dressed man in the Hindi film industry while veteran actress Rekha is her favourite from among women.
Deepika has shared screen space with Akshay in "Chandni Chowk To China", "Housefull" and "Desi Boyz."
New Delhi, April 8 : Actress Deepika Padukone, who gave four back-to-back hits last year, has been signed as the brand ambassador of Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd.'s ethnic wear brand Melange by Lifestyle.
The 28-year-old recently shot for the latest spring-summer campaign for the brand and she will also be endorsing the brand for its autumn-winter range.
"Melange by Lifestyle has an amazing range of salwar, kurtas and churidars. The most amazing part about it is that it is ethnic yet so contemporary. I think it is perfect for modern Indian woman," Deepika said in a statement.
Mumbai, March 26 : Actress Deepika Padukone's fan following on Facebook has crossed 15 million, and as a mark of appreciation, she has decided to give her fans an opportunity to chat with her live on Facebook Wednesday.
Her Facebook page is www. facebook. com/DeepikaPadukone, and it very recently crossed 15 million likes.
Deepika, who gave four back to back hits like "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Ram-leela" last year, has always considered her fans to be the reason behind her success, and she makes it a point to express her gratitude in her own small ways, said a source.
Mumbai, March 13 : Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is fitness conscious herself, believes Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan are the greatest fitness icons of the Hindi film industry.
While Jacqueline worked with Deepika in "Race 2" last year, she will be seen opposite superstar Salman in Sajid Nadiadwala's "Kick".
"I think a great icon or inspiration for fitness is Deepika Padukone," Jacqueline said here in an interview.
Mumbai, March 10 : Actress Deepika Padukone, who was on a roll with one hit performance after another in 2013, is jealous of another actress! She is in awe of Kangana Ranaut's work in the recently released "Queen".
"I have seen 'Queen' and I am jealous of her performance, I think she was outstanding," the 28-year-old said here Saturday at the HT Mumbai Most Stylish Awards.
Deepika also praised "Queen" director Vikas Bahl for portraying a woman's emotions so beautifully.
New Delhi, March 6 : Actress Deepika Padukone has been appointed the brand ambassador of cereal brand Kellogg's.
The 28-year-old, riding on four back-to-back hits like "Chennai Express", will present women with a Special K 2 Week Challenge as part of a healthy lifestyle to help them begin a weight management journey. The challenge aims to prepare women for a bold and contemporary look for weddings.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : "Karthik Calling Karthik" co-stars Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar have come together to share the frame yet again. The duo features in a new advertisement for a soft drink brand, and they will be seen celebrating "the little joys of life".
Coca-Cola's new campaign - 'Chhoti ho ya badi, har khushi mein Coca-Cola', urges consumers to revel in the big and small joys of life.
This is the first time that Farhan and Deepika have worked together in a series of ads, directed by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
New Delhi, Feb 13 : Bollywood's leading actress Deepika Padukone has been named the brand ambassador of Hewlett-Packard India's new VoiceTab series of tablets. She says the products are "exactly what I want from my devices".
The technology giant Thursday announced the launch of its HP Slate6 VoiceTab and HP Slate7 VoiceTab, plus four new mobile devices that are built for enhanced performance and maximum mobility.
Deepika has used one of the latest products and she is a satisfied customer.
Mumbai, Dec 30 : The New Year is yet to set in but for Deepika Padukone it already seems to be turning out well. The actress, who gave four back-to-back hits in 2013, is likely to announce two more projects around her 28th birthday.
She currently has three films - "Happy New Year", "Finding Fanny" and Imtiaz Ali's next, to look forward to next year.
"Deepika will be having special announcements around her birthday (Jan 5)," said a source close to the actress.
New Delhi, Dec 21 : Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and comedian Kapil Sharma have received Indian of the Year 2013 awards for their contribution to the entertainment industry.
In an awards ceremony held here Friday, CNN-IBN honoured 11 extraordinary Indians across Politics, Sports, Entertainment, Business and Public Service categories.
Deepika received the special achievement award from her father and former badminton star Prakash Padukone.
Mumbai, Dec 9 : With four back to back hits this year, it is quite natural for Deepika Padukone to lead the nomination categories at award functions. The actress has been nominated in four categories at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards this year.
The fourth edition of BIG Star Entertainment Awards is scheduled to take place Dec 18, said a statement.
New Delhi, Nov 30 : Deepika Padukone's fluid and energy-packed dance in the "Nagada sang dhol" song from "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" has been widely appreciated but she doubts if she can recreate the grandeur of the number sans the film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
She says the song's popularity was the "least expected of the lot".
"There were other songs in the album which we thought would become popular... this was the underdog," Deepika told IANS.
New Delhi, Nov 22 : Actress Deepika Padukone, daughter of former India badminton great Prakash Padukone, says all her co-stars - be it Shah Rukh Khan or Ranbir Kapoor - have challenged her to a game, and lost!
While shooting an episode of UTV Stars' "Breakfast to Dinner", Deepika shared how she has won challenges thrown to her by her fellow actors, said a statement.
"All my co-stars challenge me, whether it's Shah Rukh or Ranbir. They all challenge me, and of course they all lose," she said.
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