Deepika not leaving Bollywood for Hollywood, says she’s ‘aware of her roots’


MUMBAI, March 26: Deepika Padukone’s successful Hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage was enough for speculations to arise that the Bollywood beauty might just be heading off to Hollywood, permanently.

But how much truth is there to these rumours?

At the India Business Leader Awards in New Delhi on Thursday, Deepika refuted all such claims.

“I am very well aware of my home and my roots, so that’s never going to change,” said the actor as she was honoured with Entertainment Leader of the Year Award at the event. “I look at it (working in Hollywood) as an extension of my creativity and the ability to work in a different environment with different people.”

Speaking on her experience of working in Hollywood she said, “I think that people in the film industry come together to tell amazing stories to touch and influence lives through the work that we do and that was one such opportunity for me.”

Though there aren’t any Hollywood films in the pipeline yet for the Bajirao Mastani star, she says that she has “a lot of films coming my way and I’m happy.”

Deepika is currently working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati alongside Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.IMAGES