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I have never been insecure: Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone at shooting

New Delhi:  It has been a slow and steady journey to stardom for Deepika Padukone but the actress says she never felt insecure about her career.

The 29-year-old actress, who will be next seen in Shoojit Sircar’s “Piku”, said she has always been concerned about her personal shortcomings rather than professional ones.

“I never had any insecurities in the beginning and even now I don’t have any. Or, I can say I have the same insecurities I probably had when I started off and I still have it now. In that sense, nothing has changed,” Deepika told PTI.

“Everyone has their concerns and insecurities to deal with. That has nothing to do with my career,” said the actress, who gave back-to-back hits like “Chennai Express”, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, “Ram Leela” in the last two years.

The “Cocktail” star is enjoying the current phase of Bollywood as she is getting to be a part of cinema which is high on content and performance.

“I am in a phase where I am really enjoying my work. Most importantly, it is one of the exciting times to be in the industry because of the kind of movies are getting made.”

Her latest film “Piku” revolves around father-daughter relationship while also exploring the work-family balance that a working woman in Delhi strikes.

“Piku is my pet name in the film. She is a girl who is born in Kolkata and brought up in Delhi. The Bengali essence is very little in her. It could be a family belonging to any other part of the country as well, not necessarily in Kolkata.

“As she is brought up in Delhi, she has the essence of the city. My role is very global and universal in that sense. It’s very identifiable in the situation. The content of the film is very universal,” she said.

In the film, releasing on May 8, Deepika will be seen alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan and the actress said she was exited to work with the two stars.

“When Shoojit told me that Amitji was playing baba’s part and Irrfan was doing Rana, I was very excited about it. Irrfan is a powerhouse when it comes to talent and I have watched some of his movies. I have learnt a lot from both of them during the making of ‘Piku’,” she said.

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