“When someone does something right, at the end, truth wins,” she said. “The jauhar speech was done in one take. Related News
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Published: January 29, 2018 11:02 am
Deepika Padukone plays the role of Rani Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmaavat. For Deepika, playing the part of Rani Padmini in the historical drama was the most difficult role in her decade- long career. “As I don’t stay with them, they don’t know much in detail about the role or the film. Other than that, it seems as if we have shot two different films,” Deepika said. Some among the protesters had said there was a dream sequence featuring the characters of Rani Padmavati and Khilji, which Bhansali had denied. The last three days have been so overwhelming that nothing else matters. I was not aware what work he has done in the film,” she said. “We (Ranveer and I) don’t have even a moment together in this film. When I was shooting he was not there and vice versa. I did rehearsals for it. In my personal life I fight my own battle, I don’t need anyone,” she added. The sena has alleged that it distorts history and undermines Rajput valor – claims denied by the filmmakers. But what gratified her more was that her parents praised her performance. Everyone was quiet. The last 15 minutes of the film for my parents were tough… they hate it when I die in films,” Deepika said. When lyricist Javed Akhtar called “Padmaavat” the “Mother India” of her career, Deepika was on cloud nine. “At this point I am not thinking about the last three months. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The period drama is based on the 16th century epic “Padmavat” by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. “Being a central protagonist as a female actor and with this kind of budget, I did feel a sense of responsibility so at times I used to go to the sets when I saw a little bit of what they were doing. “The amount of love, support is unprecedented and most important the blessings that I am getting. I am grateful for all the love and support,” Deepika said while interacting with the media at a popular Indian restaurant here last night. They had no idea about ‘Padmaavat’ and the story. The strife is behind her, she says, and she is looking ahead. “It looks at the power of women. Today again we are standing up for ourselves with dignity… I find her journey so relevant today,” Deepika said about her character, Rani Padmavati. “My parents have seen the film and they were proud of my work, but there was a sense of disbelief, like they were thinking is she our daughter? She said she was always confident the film would be released, but what she did not anticipate was the love and support of the audience. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmaavat” was released this week after months of protests and threats, but the film’s leading lady said the tough times had been overtaken by the love of the audience. It was an intense moment on the sets. Recalling the experience of shooting for the jauhar sequence – when women are shown ready to court death – she said the last scene had stayed with her for quite some time. Deepika said that while “Padmaavat” was a story that was several centuries old, it was as relevant today as ever. “Padmaavat” has been facing endless hurdles in the form of protest and death threats by a group called the Karni Sena since shooting began. “This role of a queen had no crutches like she doesn’t have a sword, she doesn’t get on a horse and goes on battlefield — but there is sheer inner strength and resilience which I had to show through my eyes,” Deepika said. The lavishly mounted film has so far minted Rs 83 crore at the box office and the leading lady is overwhelmed with the response. They had kept three days for this but we did it in half a day,” she said. The protests continue even now, and some states have even banned it. “When Rani has so much strength, why would she need others? I want them to enjoy the film as a normal audience. I felt I would forget the lines. I feel what have I done to deserve this (love),” she said. I am in a mood to celebrate.