By Sandeep Sharma
New Delhi: Big banner films, endorsements, awards, appreciation and attention. Deepika Padukone has all these, but she says they haven’t changed the “normal girl” in her because she chooses to live a life free of complications.
“I’m just a normal girl… nothing has changed for me. I can still go out freely. I believe your life changes in a way that you want it to be. I don’t think my life has changed in a drastic way,” Deepika told IANS in an interview here.
“Yes, there are some things that come with the profession, but the basics are more important. I like to believe that certain things haven’t changed.
“I don’t miss anything about my past. I choose to keep doing things that are meaningful and special to me. I choose to live a life that is not complicated. Sometimes we unnecessarily complicate our own lives, but I choose not to live like that,” she added.
Her simplicity, she said, comes from her father, celebrated badminton player Prakash Padukone.
It was in 2007 that Deepika made her foray into Bollywood, but much before that she was a successful model and had plum endorsements.