Before emerging as the highest paid actress in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, as a teenager, played badminton at national level. Deepika’s love for sports is still intact. Recently, the actress shared a video of herself playing basketball.
The actress nailed a perfect lap shot in the video. She captioned it saying, “All work and no play………you get the drift!”
Deepika’s father, Prakash Padukone, is a former badminton player. He ranked world no. 1 in 1980. He became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships the same year. Prakash has been awarded with Arjuna award in 1972 and Padma Shri in 1982.
Deepika is a fitness enthusiast and she keeps sharing videos and pictures of her intense workout session.
On the work front, Deepika will next be seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak, which is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
Deepika was last seen in Padmaavat. In an earlier interview, Deepika revealed that she was not “emotionally ready” to take on such an intense film, after the challenging and emotionally draining Padmaavat.
She said, “Last year, when I was looking at scripts, I wasn’t emotionally ready to do this sort of a film. I was really looking at doing a love story,” she said, adding that she knew within five minutes of the narration that Chhapaak was the film for her.
“Meghna walked into the office and took me through the story. In five minutes of speaking with her, I knew in my heart that this is what I wanted to do next. Something about Meghna herself, Laxmi’s story and Meghna’s conviction in this film… It was very similar to Piku. In just five minutes of meeting the director, I knew that this is the film I wanted to do,” the actress said.
Chhapaak will release on January 10, 2020.