I have worked really very hard in the last one year. I have made a lot of personal sacrifice whether it’s sleep or family time. I haven’t seen my parents for months – probably for the longest time ever but everything eventually pays off if the films are doing well,” says Deepika Padukone, who is all set for her upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) with Ranbir Kapoor releasing this Friday.
“Yes, I am excited for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, also Chennai Express and Ramlila which will be released in the next few months,” says the smart, suave and sexy actress, who was present in the City to promote YJHD.
As Deepika will be seen with Ranbir after five long years, she calls YJHD the correct film for both of them. “Be its four years or five years but most importantly I am happy that I am working with Ranbir. Bachna Ae Haseeno didn’t do justice to us as an onscreen couple. Hope it does justice this time. I have always said, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is the correct film for us to have come together.”
For her, Ranbir has changed quite a lot in these years and is a more convincing actor now. “Ever since my first interaction with Ranbir in Bachna... he was very comfortable on camera. But over the years he has become a lot more confident. Probably, he is a lot more magnified now,” says Deepika.
Undoubtedly, their past personal relationship is bearing fruit now, as YJHD has gained immense popularity pre-release. While she is happy with the attention it is receiving, the shoot wasn’t easy. “I am definitely happy. I am not going to deny that. But I can’t sit back and take things for granted. As a project it sounded difficult but we really worked hard. It is probably the toughest film I have done because shooting for a love story was not easy,” says Deepika, with due seriousness.
Speaking like a professional the actress says, “For us creativity is more satisfying. People should come and enjoy the film and then return 10 times. On the way, if the film makes lots of money then it’s a good thing too. But I don’t think that we should cap it, because a film is lot more than that. We put our heart and soul into every project. It is not about money but the love and the appreciation that we get from the audiences.”
Since Deepika is considered synonymous with glamour, have her experiments in Aarakshan and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey pushed her career back? “I don’t know. I have always gone ahead with projects I have believed in. Some films work, some don’t. I believed in Aarakshan, unfortunately it didn’t work but it hasn’t dampened my spirit. In future too, I shall go with my gut instinct and my decision will not be affected by its success or failure,” says Deepika.