"We made our mistakes along the way"
Deepika Padukone has talked about the struggling days she and Katrina Kaif had to face when there was no concept of having PR agents or managers at the time of their debuts.
In a recent interview, Deepika revealed that they had to learn everything themselves as there was no one to help back then.
She said: “When I started, I didn’t have a PR agent or manager.
“I did my own hair and makeup, I used to wear my own clothes.
“With myself, Katrina Kaif, we were the first few people, who had the mix of both, where we didn’t have it and then that culture started coming in and we adapted to that culture.”
The actress said: “Whereas today, girls and boys are completely prepared.
“They are told how to stand, how to sit, how to conduct themselves, what to say, what not to say, what to wear, what not to wear, how they should do their hair, how they should do their makeup and a part of me says ‘that’s incredible,’ we didn’t have any of that.”
However, the 36-year-old actress acknowledged that having no managers or PR agents helped her understand herself.
She further admitted: “We grew into it, we made our mistakes along the way, but a part of me also appreciates that because it gives you an opportunity to understand who you are.”
Deepika Padukone entered the Bollywood industry with her debut film Om Shanti Om alongside Shah Rukh Khan in 2007.
Katrina Kaif began her journey in 2003 with the film Boom.
In other news, Deepika Padukone revealed her family’s reaction to her work in Gehraiyaan and the character in the recently-released film.
Deepika has said that her family is proud of her work but don’t shy away from giving her an honest review.
In a new interview, Deepika revealed how her role in Gehraiyaan was a “bit difficult for the family to digest.”
Deepika plays Alisha in Shakun Batra’s Gehraiyaan, who cheats on her boyfriend to have an affair with her cousin’s fiance.
Alisha also suffers from anxiety issues in the film and has a traumatic relationship with her past.
Speaking about the film and her family’s reaction, Deepika said: “I think at a personal level.
“It was a bit difficult for them to digest what my character goes through.”
“They have seen it so up, close, and personal with me that I think at a personal level it was difficult for them to go through that.”
Gehraiyaan was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 11, 2022.
It also stars Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa with Naseeruddin Shah and Rajat Kapur.