#throwback #Padmavati arrived in my life a long time ago. 2006 was when I first encountered @deepikapadukone and I went hmmm. I wondered if the particularly frosty vibe was reserved for me or just was it an off day. We had met to discuss a photo shoot for @filmfare. And then I realised she's a lot of fun. Tape switched off she can regale us with funny stories 19 to the 90. Deepu is a fun rollercoaster as I discovered on our first overseas trip. She shooting for some forgettable movie, while I was in Bangkok shooting a cover with #RanbirKapoor.
Far from the madding crowds and paparazzi I saw a winsome girl. I was yet to be impressed with her performances though. And then they came in a slew. #loveaajkal, #yehjawaaniyehdeewanI, #cocktail #ramleela #tamasha #findingFanny #piku. Like some dam had burst and the reservoirs of talent just gushed forth. There was thought, there was a technique and there was hard work. You could see it all. Miss Padukone hasn't even show us a fraction of what she's capable of. She's set aside her personal demons and is all set to conquer new heights. Some people's journeys are as exciting to watch as their milestones. I for one will be watching :)