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Deepika Padukone on dealing with the Pathaan controversy: All Shah Rukh Khan and I know is commitment, hard work, humility

Deepika Padukone, also called Shah Rukh Khan, as her most generous co-star.

Deepika Padukone on dealing with the Pathaan controversy: All Shah Rukh Khan and I know is commitment, hard work, humility
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in a still from Pathaan

Last Updated: 11.10 AM, Feb 28, 2023


Prior to the release of Pathaan, the film dealt with its share of controversies, owing specifically to the song Besharam Rang. The video features Deepika Padukone dancing to the track, as well as Shah Rukh Khan. Now, during an interaction, the Chhapaak actor reacted to how she dealt with the whole controversy that took place around the release of the Siddharth Anand directorial.

India Today told Deepika that another characteristic she seems to have, besides vulnerability, is how she reacts to conflict. Both calm and restraint are present, but when asked if she concurs, the actor stated that they don't know of any other way of being, and she can say that for both Shah Rukh and her. The actor believes that is simply who they are as people and how their separate families have raised them. With little more than their goals and objectives, they travelled to Mumbai alone. The only things they are aware of are devotion, effort, and humility, which have led them to where they are. Handling adversity is one of the things that comes with experience and maturity.

Both of us were athletes; as far as she knows, SRK played sports in high school and college. One learns a lot about self-control through sports.

When asked if it helped settle the controversy before the movie came out, Deepika said she didn't know what else to do. It seems like it's not responding, and yet being able to block out the noise requires patience, endurance, and humility in addition to recognising one's truth.

At the age of 57, Shah Rukh has pulled off stunts, developed a physique, and delivered his biggest hit yet. When asked what some takeaways are from SRK's example for actors, Deepika went on to say that along with his forbearance, patience, humility, and temperance, he is notable for his generosity as a co-star. He is the most giving actor she has ever encountered. Shah Rukh is aware of what makes a good movie and that everyone must contribute to the movie's success. No one knows it or does it better than him.

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