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Deepika Padukone opens up on her ‘Choice’

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  •  May 5, 2015


When the video ‘My Choice’ was released, it created a bad publicity for the featuring actress – Deepika Padukone.

Read Deepika finally talking about her choice and her side of the story behind the video. The interview was a part of her chat with Anupama Chopra.

On her reaction

It was definitely disappointing at some level because we all know the intention.

On whether she believes in the video ‘My Choice’

When Homi and everyone came up with the script and read it to me, I said it… I said “Homi, personally, there are a couple of lines I don’t identify with” but that’s me having a conversation with my director. It’s his creative piece… I can’t mess with that. But as an individual, there are some lines (from the video) that I don’t endorse or that I don’t stand for.

What actually disappointing her

I looked at it from a macro perspective and not a micro perspective. It is slightly disappointing when – one, I’m being accused of something that I am endorsing, when I don’t. Honestly, that’s not even the part that bothered me. The disappointing thing was the fact that (while talking about) an issue which is so relevant at this point in all our lives, we choose to pick out lines from the larger narrative and story the film was trying to make and blow it completely out of context.

On staying positive

Having said that, I’m always someone who looks at the brighter side and will always be happy that there’s also a large part of people who has appreciated and understood what we were trying to do.

On why she didn’t react earlier

I’ve never been someone who reacts at the spur of the moment. You have to let these things breathe and you have to allow people to react in the way that comes to them naturally and it didn’t need for my reaction at that point. In fact, no one even asked for my reaction at that point. They just jumped to conclusions!

Watch her full interview here:

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