Deepika Padukone on equal pay: You should get what you think you deserve

Updated: April 25, 2018 11:35:17 am

Deepika Padukone featured in 2018 TIME 100 list. she told TIME, “You can feel a sense of — am I stepping over the line, do I deserve it? (Photo: AP)

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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd I had no idea what I was feeling. (Photo: AP)
Revealing about her clinical depression in her speech at the event, she started by saying, “February 15th, 2014, I remember waking up that morning with a strange pittish feeling in my stomach. Four years on I stand here in front of all of you with a slightly better understanding, I think, of life and my feelings and the person that I am.”

Continuing her speech, Deepika said, “I think all of you will agree with me when I say that we’re going through some pretty challenging times all around the world. For years, we’ve been made to feel we should be OK with settling for less, with sometimes a promise of getting something more later on. At the gala, Deepika talked about the issue of equal pay and her clinical depression. Life all of a sudden just felt meaningless and there were days when I just wanted to give up. But if you believe you deserve it, then you do. It’s OK to fight for it, and it’s OK to feel uncomfortable initially, because that’s just the way we’ve been made to feel for so long.”

Deepika Padukone talked about her clinical depression at the TIME 100 gala. (Photo: AP)
Deepika Padukone attends the Time 100 Gala in New York.. But I think you should get what you think you deserve. And a couple of weeks later I was diagnosed with clinical depression.