Deepika Padukone is, undoubtedly, the the current queen of Bollywood, and I am not saying that just because of her stupendous acting talent or because she has been delivering back to back hits for a while now. I say that because she is one actress who is as real as the rest of us, has been vocal about mental issues with as much strength and dignity as she could muster, and has extended sensitive support for those in need through her thoughts, words and actions.
Here are 7 quotes by Deepika Padukone that prove she is beauty, brains and all heart.
1.) When her words gave us strength.
“When you look at a person, any person, everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has changed their life. Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are not signs of weakness. They are signs of trying to remain strong for way too long.”
2.) When she stated facts as it is.
“The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.”
3.) When she owned her critics.
“I feel ups and downs are a part of one’s career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.”
4.) When she redefined choices.
“I am the universe. Infinite in every direction. This is my choice.”
5.) When she spoke about the bitter truth about the film industry.
“I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you’re not into it, you’re not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it’s a business of the limelight.”
6.) When she put an end to speculations about her ex-boyfriend.
“If two actors have an equal creative give and take between them, it translates beautifully on the screen.”
7.) When she shamed body shamers!
“Correct me if I am wrong, but I personally feel that the Indian body type is not cut out to be size zero. I am not size zero and I don’t believe in that either.”