Deepika Padukone is relishing the success of her historical drama, Padmaavat and is on cloud nine. The actress is being showered with praises from critics and some of us are still mesmerised with her on screen portrayal. Ask us if there’s any actress who can step in Deepika’s shoes and play Padmavati as gracefully as her, we may or may not have an answer. But she’s quite clear in her head. DP was recently a guest on Neha Dhupia’s talk show, BFFs with Vogue, and when asked about the same, she didn’t mince her words. Being absolutely blunt with her replies and making some stunning revelations at the same time, DP was on a roll throughout the episode.
Host Neha Dhupia asked, “If you weren’t playing Padmavati, who could handle this role well enough?” Pat came her reply, ‘Nobody.’ Does this mean that the actress believes no one else could justify the role as well as her? After all, stars tend to get a bit possessive about their iconic roles. However, Deepika’s case is unlike Shahid Kapoor’s, who thought he could play Alauddin Khilji better than Ranveer Singh. Well we wonder if Sanjay Leela Bhansali agrees with Deepika’s reply. She’s his muse and we are curious to know if he would have ever picked someone, but Deepika for Padmaavat.
The questions didn’t end for Deepika Padukone here. Later, the actress was asked if she was paid more than Ranveer and Shahid for the movie and her reply was in the affirmative. Though she didn’t disclose the figure, she was quite open to admit that her pay scale was higher than the actors in the movie.