Deepika Padukone has been able to relax and enjoy the limelight thanks to the recent success of her film Pathaan. It has broken multiple box office records and made its way into the hearts of fans as it celebrates Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the silver screen after almost four years. John Abraham plays the villain in this Siddharth Anand film’s Pathaan. The actress was the center of attention at a recent event. She spoke out against the lack of options for South Asian actors in Hollywood and, the types of roles she would like to play.
On the portrayal of South Asians in Hollywood, Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone remarked,
“I think we have a long way to go when it comes to South Asian representation, so I think that’s what I’m looking for.”
I’m finished playing the Indian taxi driver or doctor in movies on behalf of the entire Indian community. There’s no good reason why I can’t (and by “I,” I mean “we”) be Wonder Woman or Batwoman. To be honest, I don’t see any need for us to adopt the Barbie identity. We can be everything I’ve listed above and more if you and I really try. Choosing not to participate in such films is a statement that reads,
“Bring us something that is worthy of our talent, worthy of our time, and worthy of our energy.”
Deepika Padukon acting
Several upcoming projects starring Deepika are in the works. They’ll next see her in Project K, alongside Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, and Disha Patani, after her appearance in The Fighter. Most Internet users can’t wait to watch Deepika and Prabhas in a romantic comedy together. A version of “The Intern” starring her and Big B is in the works. Rishi Kapoor had a previous role in the film.