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Deepika Padukone reveals she wants to portray her father Prakash Padukone on-screen!

If I had to play a sports person, then it would be him: Deepika Padukone

2019-06-27T12:16:00Z

Deepika Padukone is reaching new heights every day. The 33-year-old actress recently completed shooting Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. Apart from being the lead actor, she has also ventured as producer. Deepika will also be seen with hubby Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan’s ‘83 will be seen essaying the role of Romi Dev; Kapil Dev’s wife. 

In a recent interaction with Bombay Times, Deepika was asked if she would like to play a sportsperson in a biopic as it is an on-going trend, she said she would like to play her father on-screen.

She further mentioned that she was aware of the gender issues. Deepika’s father, Prakash Padukone, was the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championship.

Talking about the same Deepika said,

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.

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On the work front, Deepika Padukone will be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s directorial Chhapaak. Deepika will be playing the role of Malti, an acid attack survivor, opposite Vikrant Massey. The Padmaavat actor will be donning the co-producer’s hat for Kabir Khan’s ‘83. 

Ranveer Singh welcomed wife Deepika, when she joined the 83 squad, by sharing a heartfelt note on his official social handle. He wrote, “Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm !!! Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk  #83squad” 

Stay tuned for more updates!

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