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Aishwarya Rai is the ‘torch bearer’: Deepika Padukone praises Aish for putting India on global map

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi August 07, 2016 17:41 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut has been one of the most talked about topics in the last few months. The ‘Piku’ actress made all the right noises in India as well as West.

Now, she is back in the country after wrapping up the shoot of ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ opposite Vin Diesel. In a recent interview, she talked in depth about her career plans, competition and Hollywood debut.

When asked about her ‘Bajirao Mastani’ co-star Priyanka, who also achieved considerable success in Hollywood, Deepika said that it’s Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who must be acknowledged for putting India on global map.

She said, “Aishwarya, for me, is the torch bearer for putting India on the global map. But everyone who has managed to break through into the western market — whether it is Anil, Irfan, Priyanka, or myself — I think we have all done a great job”.

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“We got this opportunity at a time when all of us are working towards breaking stereotypes. We are all focused on being part of good content, and to be cast in films based on our talent and not because of the colour of our skin,” Deepika added.

When asked about her experience of working in the US, Deepika said that she doesn’t want to segregate her Hollywood and Bollywood journey but take it as whole part of her career.

“Honestly, I don’t like dividing my projects into Hollywood or Bollywood - as an actor, the kind of effort and hard work that I put into any film is exactly the same, and the only difference is the language. So, I don’t look at it as two separate journeys. I look at it as an extension of my career,” said Dippy.

Furthermore, she also revealed about her career plans in future.

“If I am offered an interesting script for a South Indian film, I would definitely consider taking it up. For me, language is only a medium to give shape to great content,” said Deepika.

It seems Deepika is all charged up to take the world by storm. We wish her all the best for all her future endeavors.