Pathaan: Deepika Padukone Reveals How She & SRK Sustained Unnecessary Hatred During The Film’s Release

Recently, Deepika Padukone said that her and Shah Rukh Khan’s sports background helped them keep cool during the Pathaan controversies.

It’s been a month since Pathaan hit the theatres on January 25, ahead of the Republic Day weekend.Marked as Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film, it also stars Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana among others. The film has set a new benchmark while breaking many records at the box office. Pathaan’s journey from its trailer release till it hit the theatres hasn’t been easy. It got mired in controversies creating headlines like never before.

Following the film’s release, many people complained about the film being targeted for a boycott and being drawn into controversies. Once again, the leading lady spoke out about it and maintained her cool during the criticism.

During her latest interview with India Today, Deepika Padukone said, “I can say this for both of us that we don’t know any other way of being. I think that’s just who we are as people and the way we have been brought up by our respective families. We came here [to Mumbai] alone with just dreams and aspirations. All we know is commitment, hard work and humility, and it has gotten us where we are. Some of it (handling adversity) comes with experience and maturity. We both have been athletes. I do know that he played sports in school and college. Sport teaches you a lot about restraint.”

In the same interview, she discussed her on-screen and off-screen relationship with Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika Padukone stated that 15 years ago, a superstar like SRK showed enormous faith in a newcomer like her, who had no experience or lineage in the film industry, and cast her opposite him in a double role without an audition.

“The beautiful part of our relationship is that one handshake or hug communicates everything that we need to convey to each other,” Deepika Padukone said.