Creativity is beyond gender: Deepika Padukone

Published: January 19, 2019
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PHOTO: DEEPIKA PADUKONE/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: DEEPIKA PADUKONE/INSTAGRAM

Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone, who was last seen onscreen in Padmaavat, says that everything boils down to the script itself for a film to work at the box office, reported Times of India.

“I think it’s amazing and nice for us to say that women centric or female centric films are working at a moment like this when we are talking about female role models. Having said that, when it comes to creativity, we need to look beyond female or male,” the 33-year-old actor said in a recent press meet.

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/DEEPIKA PADUKONE

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/DEEPIKA PADUKONE

Female driven films like Hichki, Tumhari Sulu, Raazi, Piku and many others did exceptional business at the box office as compared to mega-budget films with male stars, that bombed at the box office – case in point: Thugs of Hindostan and Race 3. 

Deepika added that for her everything boils down to a film script.

“It’s about the film. It’s a different thing that the films that the ‘Khans’ did, didn’t work but there was film like AndhaDun which was led by Ayushmann Khurrana that did wonder at the box office so I think everything boils down to the script itself,” she said. “But yes, I see a trend where films that are being led by women are doing much better.”

She also feels that film-makers now are more open to making female driven films.

On the work front, Deepika will next be seen as a acid victim survivor in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapak.

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