Deepika Padukone has emerged out to be a bankable star and has engraved her name in the list of actors like Sridevi and Hema Malini who were known for pulling the crowd to the theatres. The actress though is already deservingly considered as a superstar, recently revealed what she feels about the tag and if it brings any baggage to her.
Proving her mettle in films like Piku, Padmaavat and the buzz around her next Chhapaak, Deepika has time and again proved that she needs not big-name alongside her to attract the audience. With the Box Office numbers and reviews, the actress is right now one of the biggest names in the Indian Film Industry.
Talking about the same in an interview with Bollywood Life, Deepika when asked what being a superstar means to her, said, “It’s not something (the super-stardom) I think about. I don’t wake up every morning thinking I’m some superstar.”
“That’s the audience’s perception of me, and that perception is based on the work that I do. So, my only endeavour when I wake up every morning is to continue doing such work. I wouldn’t be having these titles and labels such as that of a ‘superstar’ if I didn’t have the work that allows people to think this way about me, to feel this way about my body of work.”
“Honestly, it’s not something I pay too much attention to. Having said that, I would be lying if I said that it doesn’t feel nice. It most certainly is very gratifying and humbling, but at the same time, I don’t wake up thinking, Oh, people think I’m a superstar. I mean, I don’t know if people do that, but that’s just not me. I think, where I am in life today is to do work that can positively impact other lives, ” she added