Draped in a red banarasi saree, gorgeous Deepika Padukone attended the launch of Hema Malini’s biography ‘Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl’. Hema Malini called Deepika Padukone the dream girl of this era. Many of Deepika’s fans would no doubt accept what Hema said. Deepika has showered her charm and mesmerized everyone with her acting talent and ethereal beauty in many films. She is all set to blow our minds with her upcoming film ‘Padmavati’ in which the actress will be seen portraying the strong character of Rani Padmavati.
Deepika, who is famous for her reserved and introvert nature, got candid during the book launch and talked about her love life, struggles with her studies, and the “12th pass” tag she has to live with. The actress also talked about how people start disconnecting when you reach the top and how she coped up with the loneliness.
Talking about being a celebrity and getting into a love relationship, the ‘Om Shanti Om’ actress said:
“As far as romantic relationships are concerned, they are complicated because it is difficult to find someone, who understands your success, your passion for what you do, who understands that maybe you earn more money (than him). It (at the top) is a complicated place to be in.”
She further talked about how overnight success got disconnected with many people.
“A lot of people could not handle the success that came my way and sort of disconnected. I am not upset about it, that’s just the way life goes. People, who are closest to you and matter, understand.”
Deepika Padukone is one of those actresses who gave her career priority and couldn’t study after completing 12th.
The actress opened up about how living with the 12th pass title was difficult for her and the struggles she did to get a graduate degree but failed.
“Even my 11th and 12th, I struggled to finish. I was already a very successful model, and I was based in Bengaluru but I had to keep travelling to Delhi and Mumbai for work. I couldn’t keep up. Then I ultimately finished my 12th and I tried to do one year of my degree. I couldn’t do that, I then tried to do distance education, I couldn’t complete that as well so I’m just a 12th pass.”
Talking about her parents’ mentality back then, Deepika said:
“My parents back then had a big issue with that because they always wanted me to only start working after having a basic college degree. The very conservative Indian way of looking at it is that you need to have something to fall back on.”
What we learn from Deepika is that it’s not always the degree that can take you to the top; it’s your determination to achieve your goals that make you a successful person in life. Deepika Padukone is the living proof of it.