Deepika Padukone just returned from London after spending quality time with husband, Ranveer Singh who is shooting for ’83 based on 1983 cricket World Cup win. Ranveer will be playing the character of Kapil Dev and Deepika will be seen playing his wife’s role of Romi Bhatia. Very recently she wrapped up the shooting for Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak in which she is playing the role of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal.
In a recent interview with Bombay Times, Deepika Padukone shared that she wants to play the biopic of her father, Prakash Padukone. He was the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships. Deepika, of course, mentioned the gender issue though.
“I understand the gender issue (smiles). But if I had to play a sports person, then it would be him or any sports legend from that era. That’s because of what they achieved in the circumstances, within the limited exposure and knowledge versus the kind of funds, facilities and visibility available to athletes today. But in spite of all that, to achieve that greatness and legendary status is commendable. Our yesteryear athletes inspire me.”
Deepika’s character name in Chhapaak is Malti and is paired opposite to Vikrant Massey. Deepika is paparazzi’s favourite and recently she was spotted at the airport where she said “Aaja, baith ja (Come, sit)” to a cameraman who was too close to her car while trying to click her.