Deepika Padukone is one of the most promising actresses in Bollywood as of right now. But we all know that there was a time in her life that she gave to badminton just like her father Prakash Padukone. She recently opened up about her school days when she was given a special treatment because of her father and how she gave most of her time to badminton. Deepika was recently featured in Nat Geo’s Mega Icons, the show revolved around her story from a badminton player to becoming a Bollywood actress to making her way into Hollywood starring opposite Vin Diesel.
While talking about her school days, she shared how her teachers used to treat her different sometimes. Deepika said that sometimes they said “We would have punished you but we are big fans of your father.” However, Deepika spent all her time in badminton growing up. Deepika shared her daily routine, her schedule from dawn till dusk and it sure was hectic.
Deepika mentioned that she used to wake up early at morning and go for physical conditioning 4-5 am. After which she would get ready and leave for school, and even after school she had no time for chit chat with friend. She would change, get a snack and leave for badminton court after school. After her badminton practice she would come home have dinner and be so exhausted that all she could do was go to sleep. After a hectic day, she would repeat the same from next morning.
As Deepika talked about her life as a teenager she said “That was my life: No late nights, no TV, no movies. Sport teaches you sacrifice, discipline, dedication and determination.” Then she added how her life changed when she travelled to Copenhagen at the age of 16 all by herself. She said “When I came back, that was it.” At the age of 17, she came to Mumbai with a suitcase to pursue modelling. Her father, Prakash Padukone added that badminton was her second love not first.
Deepika made her debut in Bollywood with Om Shanti Om in 2007 starring opposite Shah Rukh Khan. And that was just a start to a series of amazing hits on her way. Further in year 2017 she made her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage.