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Deepika Padukone was worried about being ‘written off’ in Bollywood: ‘My South Indian accent was frowned upon’

After making her debut with a Kannada film, Deepika Padukone stepped into Bollywood with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om the place she was solid reverse Shah Rukh Khan. Following this, she received supplied a number of movies, and she or he delivered many hits like Love Aaj Kal, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Housefull, in the beginning of her profession. However the actor had her share of insecurities when she stepped into Bollywood.

Just lately, in an interview with Vogue, Deepika stated although she by no means needed to battle with gender bias within the trade, she had her personal share of challenges. She stated, “Coming from a sports activities background meant I didn’t have a pure inroad into Bollywood. My South Indian accent was additionally frowned upon and I initially frightened about being written off due to it.”

Nevertheless, now the actor has achieved rather a lot in her movie profession and is all set to take her place as one of many jury members on the seventy fifth Cannes Movie Competition. Going ahead, Deepika, who has additionally turned a producer, needs to depict psychological well being in the precise manner within the films. She stated, “If psychological well being is depicted in the precise manner, it may have far-reaching penalties for a rustic like India, the place the dialog round psychological well being has solely simply begun.”

In addition to making the precise movies on the difficulty, the actor additionally needs to deliver a few change on a movie’s set by making a psychological well being therapist out there on the units. She has introduced this variation on a person stage as she had a therapist out there on the set of her movies Chappak and Gehraiyaan.

Whereas enjoying the function of an acid assault survivor in Chhapaak, Deepika used to have a panic assault or really feel claustrophobic. She shared, “It wasn’t straightforward carrying the emotion that got here from enjoying Malti for thus many months. To have a therapist maintain my hand via that was essential to me. Actually, I had an identical course of for Gehraiyaan as properly.” After following the method on a private stage, the actor-turned-producer now needs to “make remedy out there to the entire crew.”

Presently, the actor has flown to Cannes for the seventy fifth Cannes Movie Competition. The competition will start on Could 16 and can conclude on Could 28. Deepika is predicted to stroll the crimson carpet for all 10 days.

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