“I don’t know if I’m supposed to feel something about it,” says “global star” Bollywood Superstar Deepika Padukone, who features on the cover of TIME magazine, in response to a question on the “constant political backlash” she has been facing over the years. The cover, featuring Padukone in an oversized beige pant-suit and barefeet, goes with the headline “The Global Star: Deepika Padukone Is Bringing the World to Bollywood”.
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In its interview with the actor, the article mentions some of the controversies she has found herself in — the proverbial eye of the storm over “Padmaavat” for allegedly distorting historical facts, her solidarity with JNU students during the release of her maiden production “Chhapaak”, and more recently, allegations that she hurt religious sentiments by wearing a “saffron” bikini as a Pakistani spy in the “Pathaan” song “Besharam Rang”.
According to the story, a “long pause” followed when Padukone was asked about the “constant political backlash”.
on the film front, The leggy star Deepika will be next seen in the upcoming pan-India action thriller film Project K opposite actor Prabhas. She also has Siddharth Anand’s next action thriller film Fighter opposite Superstar Hrithik Roshan . This is her second film with Siddharth Anand this year’s humungous hit , Pathaan.