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It’s fun to play wicked, says Deepika
April 11, 2013
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MUMBAI: Deepika Padukone says she had fun playing “wicked” in Cocktail.

Now gearing up for distinct films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ram Leela, the actor says she is happy that she gets a “fair amount of choices” in Bollywood.

“Yes, I get a fair amount of choices. There are so many different kinds of films being made, and therefore so many roles. 2012 was an amazing year for cinema. 2013 seems equally exciting,” Deepika said.

Working with her former beau Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani wasn’t an uncomfortable experience for the 27-year-old.

“The past doesn’t come into play at all. We both focus on the work at hand. It’s a lot of fun,” she said.

“I was ready to take the risk of playing grey characters. Veronica in Cocktail was very different from what I’ve done so far. She didn’t live by any of the rules.

“But even Veronica was finally looking for the same things that all girls want: permanence, stability and faith in a relationship. The film’s writer, Imtiaz Ali and director Homi Adjania, had the faith that I could pull it off.

“Their faith gave me the confidence to just go out there and play this wild child.”

In Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, she plays Naina Talwar who is a simple, good-natured and focused girl, and wants to become a doctor.

Her character in the film is strong and dependable and stands for rooted family values. Apart from Yeh Jawaani... with Ranbir Kapoor, she has Chennai Express with Shah Rukh Khan in which she is a simple south Indian girl.

Deepika is doing Ram Leela with Ranveer Singh in which she plays Juliet and Kochadaiyaan with Rajinikanth where she portrays the character of a princess.

Deepika has moved away from playing just glamour-oriented roles.

She is keen to be seen in characters that have layers and emotional intensity. She has been steadily improving in her craft and has been rejecting shallow roles.

Even in her personal life, she is more rooted after her break-up with Sidharth Mallya, who was more of a relationship on the rebound. Her intense relationship with Ranbir and the subsequent break-up helped her grow as a person and, also as an actor.

In Ram Leela again she plays an intense character and has a pivotal role in the film, and is currently dating her hero Ranveer Singh.

Agencies
 

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