She has the looks and body to carry both Indian and western outfits with aplomb. But ask Deepika Padukone about her personal preference in clothes and you might be surprised.
“Personally I like Indian dresses, but I am ok with western outfits as well. While choosing a dress what I see is whether I am comfortable in it or not,” the 23-year-old Bangalorean beauty told reporters in Delhi.
Deepika was in the city to launch two new soap variants of Fiama Di Wills, which is also the associate sponsor of the upcoming Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW). She also unveiled designer Sumeet Varma's preview collection for WLIFW.
Herself a former model, Deepika has cemented her place in Bollywood after just a few releases. She is presently looking forward to the film Karthik Calling Karthik with Farhan Akhtar.
“'Karthik Calling Karthik' is a romantic thriller and my role is quite bold and optimistic in the film as opposite to Farhan's which is a very pessimistic one,” Deepika said.
The movie tells the unique story of a man who gets a phone call from himself.
Deepika is of the opinion that Indian cinema has been evolving lately.
“I think the Indian cinema is going through a positive change where script is almighty. I have been lucky to get well-etched characters in my past films. For example, Meera in Love Aaj Kal was a challenging one as an actress,” she said.
Having come from a family of sportspersons (her dad was a Badminton champ and she has herself played the game on the state level), Deepika is game to promote different sports.
“I played badminton with Aamir Khan for a cause. I will try the same way if I can promote other games like athletics and basketball too along with badminton,” she promised.