Deepika Padukone is one Bollywood actress who has made a mark in the world of films with her ravishing looks and matchless acting talent. From her debut in ‘Om Shanti Om’ to playing the brave Rajput queen Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical period drama ‘Padmaavat‘, Deepika Padukone has certainly come a long way. Besides being one of the most beautiful and sought-after actresses, she is also recognized as one of the highest paid actresses of Bollywood. And now, the actress is all set to make her way into Hollywood.
After all the success, fame and recognition Deepika has achieved globally, it is difficult to imagine that she could have been asked to go through some kind of plastic surgery or botox treatment. But such is the sad state of the glamour world.
Even the most talented people are judged on the basis of their complexion, body shape and a number of other things. This is what happened with Deepika Padukone as well. In her recent interview with Evening Standard, the actress shared her story about the sexism she faced in Bollywood and how she dealt with it.
When asked about the effect of #MeToo movement in Bollywood, the actress said:
“We’re in the same position as the rest of the world, I think we’re all in this together. There’s so much more awareness. There are so many people who speak up and I think in the same way that we see the wheels moving in the right direction globally, I see the same thing happening in India as well.”
Sharing her own experience with sexism in Bollywood, Deepika Padukone said:
“There were lots of things I was advised [to do]. To get a boob job, do the beauty pageants. They felt it was the right way to be recognised or picked up by a Bollywood director or producer.”
Revealing what she personally thinks about such sexism prevailing in the world of showbiz, the actress said:
“It might be an easier way to achieve what you want to achieve. But I haven’t been that person; I’ve always followed my gut.”
Her words clearly say it all about the importance Bollywood gives to the so-called “perfect look”. Sadly, this is with women only, at least it looks like that because perhaps no male actors have ever talked of being rejected because of their certain body part’s shape or their dark complexion, or other similar issues. Don’t you think it’s quite sad that this kind of attitude prevails in the 21st Century when the world boasts of being open-minded towards women? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments!