The blockbuster and youth cult, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, completed 10 years yesterday. While the dialogues and scenes are still fresh, the film also set the fashion bar high. Deepika Padukone's Naina did become an icon for many. But did you know she wanted to keep the spectacles she sported in the film as memorabilia?
Yes, you heard it right, Bollywood’s Numero Uno who felt a strong connection to her character, wanted the accessory as a keepsake of her memories connected to Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani where she essayed the role of Naina, who matures from a shy spectacled girl to a confident and accomplished woman. Undoubtedly one of her most loved roles, young girls continue to be inspired by Deepika's character as the superstar was praised for her performance in the film and for making it relatable to every modern-day Indian lady looking for love, freedom, adventure, and success.
Deepika's portrayal of Naina Talwar encouraged women to let go of their inhibitions and live in the moment. She had previously stated that portraying the character came fairly effortlessly to her and that she recognized a lot of herself in the character. In fact, Bollywood’s leading lady also mentioned how Naina’s development and journey in the film in some ways mirrors her own.