Recently, Deepika Padukone and her dad Prakash Padukone had a long conversation with India and the father-daughter duo spilled many beans about each other. From their passion to the kind of treatment Deepika gets at home from her parents after becoming a Superstar, they spoke about everything! Deepika's dad also talked about how he took the rumours of 'Deepika's affair' and while responding to that question, Prakash Padukone also admitted that it was 'tough' to read about her link-ups. Was he hinting at Ranbir, when he mentioned Deepika's initial days in Bollywood?
Prakash Padukone On Deepika's Link-ups
In an interview with India Today, Prakash said, "Initially, we found it difficult. But nowadays, we're used to it. Some of it - what is being reported is true, but some of it is absolutely not correct. But it is a part and parcel of... you can't have only good things. One has to accept it."
Mr Prakash Padukone On Deepika's Passion For Modelling
Prakash Padukone also revealed that Deepika had always shown interest in modelling. "It's important for parents to realise that there's a difference between liking and being passionate about something. She liked badminton, but her first love was modeling."
Deepika On Playing Badminton
Speaking about the same, Deepika said, "There was never any pressure to play badminton. I liked and enjoyed it as a hobby, but I don't think I put enough effort into it."
Deepika Also Revealed..
"I used to go shoot for ads on the weekends, as a child. My friend's mother would say that I should do modeling, and my mother used to say, 'Please don't put ideas into her head.'"
Deepika On Shifting To Mumbai
"It was very very exciting. Today, when I think about the decision that I made when I was 18, I sometimes have that moment when I think 'Wow. How did I even make that decision and how did I not realise that how big decision it was at that time. But at that time, it was very easy," said Deepika.
However, Her Dad Prakash Padukone Admitted That It Was A Tough Time For Him As A Dad
"It was extremely difficult for us. We were very nervous because she was not even 18. She didn't have a place to stay. She was moving into a new field. At that time we felt she was too young to move out. But now when I look back, I think she did the right thing. Because in that profession, you need to start early," said Mr Padukone.
Deepika Was Aware Of Her Parents' Concern
Deepika also asserted that she was aware of her parents' concern but she was determined to achieve something big in life. "I am sure they had sleepless nights then but I think I was extremely focussed. I knew exactly where I wanted to be."