The opening session of the Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star, 2019 began with an engaging conversation between actress Deepika Padukone, the newly appointed Chairperson of MAMI, film critic Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, MAMI. The focus of the chat was five of Deepika’s standout roles that the two leading critics loved and are career milestones in her twelve-year illustrious career.
Deepika opened up on her memorable roles, Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh and the secret of her and Ranveer’s lasting relationship and a whole lot more in a candid conversation with Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra. When asked her about working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Ram-Leela, her first-ever film with SLB, the actress said how stressful and unnerving it can get working with Bhansali sir’s impromptu ways of shooting a character and how she gave her best to keep up with him. Given his fetish for changing things till the last moment, Bhansali rewrote the script of the panchayat meeting scene in the film Ram-Leela, just as Deepika was getting done with hair and makeup. “While the writers were cajoling me on how I could shoot it in parts. I almost broke down.” she reminisced.
On working with her husband Ranveer, Deepika said. “He likes to discuss work and take it home. But not me. I like to be in a different headspace on the set and at home.”
Deepika will be next seen in Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak and Kabir Khan's '83.