Deepika Padukone appeared as a guest on the latest episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Donning an adorable white attire, she looked as charming as the one on silver screen. She answered several questions related to her childhood, acting career, and of course rumours about dating her XXX: Return of Xander Cage co-star Vin Diesel.
Last year, Priyanka Chopra too graced the show and her fans did not like it. DeGeneres sarcastic jibes were too harsh to handle, at least for her countless fans. Although PeeCee did brave the taunts directed at her by the host with grace, what irked me was the American accent she put on throughout the show.
I have a lot of respect for Priyanka who has shattered many myths about India in the West. But after seeing her Bajirao Mastani co-actor make the same chat show a pleasant one for a first-time viewer like me, the latter’s performance was much much better. Throughout the show, Deepika did not appear out of place in front of a seasoned anchor like DeGeneres and the rapport between the two was indeed a treat to watch.
Contrary to this, Deepika had no qualms speaking in the Indian accent which she actually does. After all, is there a need to lose one’s individual style just to gain acceptance on some other soil. Have you forgotten Piku, the film for which the dimpled lass won accolades for portraying a fiercely independent woman. She is actually the same off-screen as well, the stint on The Ellen Show has proven it.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly pointed out,”To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Hat’s off to you Deepika, you have held our head high!