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People want to adopt me: Deepika Padukone

Actress overwhelmed by praise for Piku.

By Ians

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Published: Sun 17 May 2015, 9:40 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:32 PM

Her act as a selfless daughter, who spends more time listening to her father’s tales of being constipated than on her professional or marital pursuits in Piku, has garnered an “overwhelming” response for actress Deepika Padukone.

“I think we had all thought that it’s a sweet film and that people will connect with it, but none of us had expected it to become this big. It’s gone beyond our own control. The biggest compliment for me has been... I know it may sound funny, but a lot of people want to adopt me,” said the 29-year-old.

“My family is my biggest critic. They always watch my films, but they would always say ‘This could have been a little better’. But, for the first time, after watching this film (Piku), there was absolute silence when they called me.

“They were so overwhelmed by what they had seen that they were just lost for words,” she added. The success of Piku also shows how a movie can work even without extensive multi-city promotions, skin show, a lip-lock scene or the song-and-dance formula. “It depends on the story and what the characters are trying to convey. Piku is a story of a daughter and her journey and how she tries to be perfect in every role. She is trying to do so many things and do them all perfectly. Piku is different and didn’t require all of that,” she said.

When asked about how she chooses films, she said, “There is no formula... If I find a script and if I feel the director can justify it, I go ahead and do it. I follow my heart and my gut feeling.”

“The reaction that Piku has got, the kind of scripts that I am getting and with the kind of actors I am getting to work with, it’s a very exciting time for me right now,” added the actress, who will next be seen in films like Tamasha and Bajirao Mastani.

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