Deepika Padukone lesser known facts – Deepika Padukone is the reigning queen of Bollywood at the moment. Her much controversial film ‘Padmaavat’ (earlier titled ‘Padmavati’ based on the character she portrays in the film) is on its way to become a massive success at the box-office.
An extremely successful professional career and a great love life, she has got the entire world at her feet.
While her fans must be aware about a lot ofthings in her life, there might be some interesting and unknown facts that you might have missed out on knowing about her. Here are 7 Deepika Padukone lesser known facts you did not know about Deepika Padukone.
Deepika Padukone lesser known facts
- Debut film
Most people assume that Farah Khan’s ‘Om Shanti Om’,in which she was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan, was her first film. While that washer first Hindi film, she had made her acting debut a year earlier in a Kannada film called ‘Aishwarya’.
- Voice was dubbed in ‘Om Shanti Om’
Though Deepika can comfortably speak Hindi now, her diction was not that great when she signed ‘Om Shanti Om’. As a result, her lines in the film were dubbed by dubbing artist Mona Ghosh Shetty.
- Holds a Danish passport
Deepika was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and holds a Danish passport. India does not allow its residents to assume dual citizenship, so officially she is a citizen of Denmark and because of that she cannot vote.
- Not the first choice for ‘Goliyon Ki Raas-Leela Ram Leela’
Deepika won her first major awards as an actress for ‘Goliyon Ki Raas-Leela Ram Leela’. However, she was not the first choice to play the role of Leela. Kareena Kapoor Khan was singed for the film but she dropped out at the last minute and Deepika stepped into her shoes to play a character that redefined her career.
- Learnt a martial art form for a film
Deepika played a double role in director Nikkhil Advani’s ‘Chandni Chowk To China’. As one of the characters had grey shades and required to perform action, she trained in a Japanese martial arts form called Jujutsu and performed all the stunts herself without seeking the help of a stunt double.
- First modelling assignment
She did her first modelling assignment at the age of eight. Though she was very good instudies, by the time she reached tenth grade, she had decided that she would become a fashion model. She became a full-time model in 2004 at the age of eighteen.
- The ‘Race 2’ controversy
‘Race 2’ was a much successful film but if Deepika had her way, she would not have been a part of the film. After getting the offer to act in a Hollywood film, she decided to walk out of the Abbas-Mustan directed filmafter shooting for it for a week. Producer Ramesh Taurani filed a complaint with a film association and she got back into the film.
These are Deepika Padukone lesser known facts – After conquering Bollywood, Deepika has now started taking baby steps into Hollywood. At the age of 32, she had achieved a great deal of success and in the future, she should set new bench marks in different areas for people to follow.