By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: Deepika Padukone, a certifiable workaholic, is about to take her first full-fledged holiday.
And we aren’t talking about a few stolen days with her family.
Says the actress with four back-to-back blockbusters in 2013 to her credit, “I’ve been working round-the-clock completing multiple films. I became so work-obsessed that I came to a point where I felt guilty when I was not working. I didn’t entertain let alone enjoy a single day of free time. That’s how work-obsessed I became this year.”
The obsessive work-load has now been lightened a bit and Deepika intends to take time off this Christmas and New Year.
Says the stunner, “I can take a guilt-free vacation because the rest of the film industry is also planning to get away later this month. So obviously I can’t be working.”
Deepika can’t wait to spend time with her parents and sister. “This year I have been able to give very little to my family…so more guilt , ha ha.”
She completely quashes the rumours linking her with her Ram Leela co-star Ranveer Singh. “There is absolutely no one in my life right now. Love and marriage would happen when it happens.”
And yes, the man of Deepika’s dreams would have to be like her father, the badminton champion Prakash Padukone.
“Isn’t that the way it is for every girl? Doesn’t every girl want her life partner to match up with her father?’ asks Deepika.
She returns from her holiday to just one project that she has said yes to.
“I am doing Imtiaz Ali’s next with Ranbir Kapoor. I can’t tell you much about it except that it’s a very different space from Love Aaj Kal the film I did with Imtiaz. Both Ranbir and I have an entirely new challenge waiting for us. That apart I haven’t said yes to anything else yet. Let me catch my breath first.”