Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says she won’t be seen walking the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May as she is focussed on her film project Padmavati. Helmed by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, magnum opus Padmavati has been in news from the very beginning. In fact, the film landed itself in trouble not once but twice when the sets were destroyed by some right-wing groups.
The groups claim that that film distorts the history and shows Rani Padmini in a bad light. Apart from Deepika, Padmavati also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles. The film is slated to hit the theatres in mid-November this year.
There was buzz that Deepika, who has reportedly bagged an international endorsement deal with cosmetic giant L’Oreal, will represent the brand at the film jamboree. Asked about it, Deepika told the media here: No. Right now all my energies are focused on Padmavati.
The actress, who featured in Hollywood film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, looked very stylish as she stepped out for the HT Style Awards here on Friday night. She also spoke about how an actor’s style has got a lot to do with the team and stylists that work relentlessly behind the scenes, as well as the filmmakers who envision the actors to look a certain way.
At the HT Style Awards, Deepika seemed to gel very well with her former beau Ranbir Kapoor’s mother Neetu. She also congratulated Neetu and her husband Rishi Kapoor for winning the ‘Most Stylish Timeless Couple’ title.
‘Today I was very happy to see Neetu Ji and Rishi Ji win. I think they have always been extremely elegant and so well turned out always. They are elegant not just in the way they dress, but even in the way they conduct themselves. So it was nice seeing them,’ she said.
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