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Deepika Padukone: Want my film characters to live on for many years

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The coffee girl of in Indian Film Industry, Deepika Padukone these days is flying high in her career, as in the list of highest-paid actress in the world as per international Forbes Magazine, in fact also the new the new face of Hollywood debut with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. She expressed herself by saying, that she always tries to be the part of those scripts, that would hopefully live for many years.

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Deepika Padukone started her career with her first debut Om Shanti Om and later break the records with hits one after another like Cocktail, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Love AajKal, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and many more films. Her recent most likable silver screen like Piku, Bajirao Mastani grossed well at the box office. Her latest television commercial for Britannia Good Day, with beautiful tag line “Smile More for a Good Day”, is appropriate for dimply, charming smile.

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“Well, I think as an actor the intention always is to be part of a good script and characters that hopefully live on for many, many years,” the actress told IANS in an exclusive email interview from Mumbai.

She, in fact, says that as an actress it’s not necessary that every movie should end with a happy end, but the important is it should end with a positive impact on the viewer’s mind and society.

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Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Deepika Padukone

“Hopefully, you get the opportunity to be a part of films that have iconic characters. So, one can’t always guarantee what the end is going to be like. I think the end of a film obviously always depends on the story and the situation. But, yes, somewhere you try and do meaningful films, you try and do films that kind of have a positive impact on society or at least have that feel-good factor”.

“But I think it is difficult to generalize and say that every film will be a happy ending kind of a film. But, yes, I think the intention of choosing my films at the end of the day, of course, and obviously is to be able to entertain the audience but at the same time be able to stir some emotions within them and hopefully leave behind films and characters that people will remember for a lifetime,” she added.

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Flashback, Deepika Padukone

She, however, says her journey in the industry has not been easy. “I think it has been a very, very exciting journey. I think I have been able to live my passion and my dream. It has definitely not been an easy journey… there have been a lot of ups and downs professionally and personally. But, like I always say, every experience teaches you something. Every film, every human interaction, everything in life teaches you something. So, it has been an amazing journey, a very exciting one and I feel extremely fortunate to be in a business that has the ability to impact people’s lives in such a strong way,” she said.

“I have always believed that everything in life is how you take it or your perspective of a certain situation, and I think that I have always been someone who tries to not let negative things influence you in a bad way; but at the same time it is also about how you use these bad times to make you a better person.”

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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Deepika Padukone

“I always believe that for all of us, in all our careers and lives, (there are) always going to be… ups and downs, but I think if you really reflect, there is an opportunity to kind of learn from those experiences which will eventually help you become a better person,” she said.

“Well, I would credit this success to a lot of people but I would also credit a lot of that success to myself. And I say that because whatever I have achieved in the last couple of years has not fallen in my lap.”

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“It is something that I have worked extremely hard towards. It requires a lot of focus and dedication, a lot of commitment, a lot of sacrifices, so I value every bit of what I have achieved today. And, yes, it would not have been possible without the amazing support of my family and my team that allows me to go out there and focus on my work and give my best and be my strength in good times and in bad times,” she said.

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