"Once in a while, I do look back, and pat myself on the back."- Deepika Padukone
STARDUST INDIA|April 2021
One of our favourites the super gorgeous Deepika Padukone is as articulate as one can get. In a throwback interview, Deepika elucidates her opinion on equal pay, her many milestones, adversities and more.
Sumita Chakraborty

You’ve gone from strength to strength, conquered all kinds of adversities and challenges with a lot of dignity, and have reached the top. When you look at your journey, how do you feel?

Honestly, I am actually not the kind of person who looks behind and clings to the past. I don’t do post-mortems on what I have done or got. I think being an athlete has taught me to always look ahead.

Yes, of course, I do think back at times but only in a positive way. You learn from all the good things you’ve done and see how you can do things better. And if one has made any mistakes along the way, you also try and rectify them or reflect on them. But then again, I don’t dwell on the past too much - whether it’s the good or the bad. It’s actually a conscious decision that I’ve made to always stay in the present and not think too much about the future - maybe the immediate future, yes, but not into the horizon. I’m someone who is learning too. I wouldn’t say I do it in the best way yet.

But I do try! But I always live in the moment and in the present. Although I do feel it is necessary to look back and appreciate what I’ve achieved. So once in a while, I do look back, and pat myself on the back. I think one should cut oneself some slack, So, I guess I am doing that as well.

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