Deepika Padukone says there have been “a lot of speculations” as far as her name is concerned in connection with certain films.
Over the past few months, Deepika Padukone has been busy on multiple fronts including the shooting for film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati and whirlwind global promotions of her debut Hollywood film, xXx: Return Of Xander Cage. Apart from this, she also made news thanks to rumours about her being part of various films.
“Yes, there have been a lot of speculations as far as my name is concerned in connection with certain films. And I can say that a lot of it is untrue. But fortunately or unfortunately, at this point, I wouldn't go out of my way to clarify any of those specific rumours,” Deepika said in an interview with Hindustan Times. In fact, Deepika adds that “sometimes”, she gets to know about her “association with certain films” when the media asks her about it. “So, suppose, I am at the airport and I am asked, 'We have heard that you are doing this film.' And I am like, 'I am hearing about it for the first time myself. Where has it [the information] come from?'” she says.
Deepika's next release, in all likelihood, will be Padmavati. She says that “all of it (being approached for a film to it working out) has a process, and that should be dealt with in a certain manner.” She says, “I personally don't like to talk about a film until I know I am doing it. So, right now, I can't say what I am doing.”
After xXx, is Deepika looking at more work in Hollywood? “I am looking at films. Period. I can't differentiate between my works. How is one [film] different from another?” At the same time, Deepika adds that “right now, there's nothing.” “I haven't liked anything yet but hopefully, I will like something soon. Having said that, I would love to do another Hollywood film. I don't consider them (Hollywood and Bollywood) as two separate careers. So, I don't think of them as having to juggle two different things,” says the actor. Deepika, however, adds that her instinct to choose work in both industries is the same. “I will choose my films exactly the same way I chose xXx, Padmavati, Piku, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani or Chennai Express. It's the same instinct that I always use [to choose work in Hollywood as well as Bollywood],” she says.
Source: Hindustan Times