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Deepika Padukone says 'I didn't ever think that I could be a Bhansali heroine'

Deepika Padukone recently spoke about her association with ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Check out what she wants to say.

Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone says 'I didn't ever think that I could be a Bhansali heroine' Source : Press

Deepika Padukone is one such lucky girl to have delivered hits after hits. She is now awaiting the release of her film Padmavati helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali where she will essay the titular role of the Rajputana queen. But little did she know that the film will garner so much opposition before its release. We are aware of the fact that how Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a big filmmaker. The director has given so many hits and Deepika is just overwhelmed to be a Bhansali heroine.

While talking to a leading daily, she said, "When I debuted, Saawariya (directed by Bhansali) and Om Shanti Om had released on the same day. I remember back then, there was this whole thing about the films clashing, this debut versus that debut. But I was so naive and so new that none of that made any sense to me at that point. The only thought I remember thinking to myself then was, 'Oh! How come he didn't cast me in his movie?' I didn't ever think that I could be a Bhansali heroine."

Meanwhile, Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) held a press conference in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the film. Members of the association Ashoke Pandit, Sudheer Mishra, Vikram Gokhale and many others supported the director and Padmavati. Padmavati is not the first film to be opposed; earlier Indu Sarkar helmed by Madhur Bhandarkar too received a similar backlash.

Also starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead, Padmavati releases in theatres on December 1.