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Interview With Deepika Padukone

Showbiz Sep 11, 2014

Finding Fanny star Deepika Padukone talks about breaking away from the typical movie role.

The Bollywood superstar has starred in four mega-blockbusters. Now, the talented actress offers fans something new and different by headlining the quirky comedy Finding Fanny. Hitting North American theaters Friday, September 12, the English-language comedy is about five oddballs on a road trip in Goa. The film has been selected to screen at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

Padukone sat down to discuss her latest role.
From commercial success to doing a quirky comedy like Finding Fanny, what kind of cinema excites Deepika? ??
I love commercial cinema. But I also get a rush from doing clutter-breaking stuff like Finding Fanny. ? 
You are at the peak of your career with hits after hits. What made you do an off-the-wall film like Finding Fanny? ??
A lot of people told me it's a risk. I did not think of it as a risk, but a brave move on my part to do it. I went with my instinct. What my heart said. I trust Homi (Adajania) and his vision. ??
But what drew you to the film? ??
For me, the story of a film comes first and character next. I was looking to do something different and I am glad I did this film. As we work in a Hindi language film, we are used to it. But when you do an English language film it is a different experience and it takes time to get into this space. The challenge was to perform in English language. ??
You have a Konkani connection in the film. Talk to us about it. ??
As far as the accent of Finding Fanny is concerned, it’s actually something I enjoyed because I got to speak my mother tongue, Konkani, a little bit in some scenes. The film is set in Goa and Goans usually speak Konkani. I got to experiment and improvise. But most importantly it’s a nice feeling when you have command over a language. Having said that, the first few days were very difficult on the sets not just for me but also for the entire team. ? 
You are working with Dimple Kapadia again post Cocktail and as reported you adore her. Talk to us about your equation with her. ?
What I feel for Dimple-ji and my equation with her, I can’t describe it in words. She took me for lunch and shopping while we were shooting for Cocktail. She pampers me and spoils me. She treats me like her daughter.
How would you describe the film Finding Fanny? ??
It’s a different film. I found it to be different. It’s refreshing; it’s quirky and cool!

Padukone isn't the only one who finds the film refreshing – read what the critics are saying!

“What a delightful slice of life!” – Amitabh Bachchan
“Never experienced such laughs! Finding Fanny u made me smile at the emptiness of life! Loved it!” – Hrithik Roshan
“Just saw Finding Fanny! What a quirky lovely film! Kudos to the whole cast!” – Sonam Kapoor
"I absolutely loved it! It’s one of the finest written films I have seen in a very long time.” – Karan Johar
“Wickedly fantastic! Finding Fanny strikes gold! ????“ – Rediff
“Deepika Padukone and Dimple Kapadia run away with this lustrous film!” – Times of India
“Sunny and incredibly funny!” – Livemint
“Finding Fanny will fill your heart with joy.” – Bollywood Hungama
“If you are up for watching something different then go and watch Finding Fanny, you won't be disappointed!” – India Today

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Source & Images courtesy of Box Office Guru


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