While any other newcomer, whose debut movie proves to be a blockbuster, would have cared two hoots about academics, but Deepika Padukone is from a rare breed. The daughter of India's former All England Badminton Champion, Prakash Padukone, still has her feet firmly placed on the ground. And that despite becoming an overnight sensation with her first movie, Om Shanti Om, netting an astonishing 81-crore in 4 weeks.
In fact, unmoved by the success, Deepika is very keen on acquiring her Graduation degree in Sociology, from Delhi University (distant education). She has already passed her first year, and has to clear two more exams to become a Graduate.
Though the general perception is that learning has nothing to do with earning (in Bollywood!), the sensational debutante thinks otherwise. She says that the degree will be for her self-enrichment and will help her develop a well-rounded personality.
|Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om|