Deepika wants to play dad Prakash Padukone onscreen

Wednesday 03rd July 2019 07:23 EDT

Actor Deepika Padukone has wrapped up Meghna Gulzar's 'Chhapaak', and is set to be seen in a smaller role in Kabir Khan's '83', playing former cricketer Kapil Dev's wife Romi Dev. In a recent interview, when asked if she would like to play a sportsperson, considering the number of films being made on sports icon, the actress had a rather unique reply.

She said she would like to play her father Prakash Padukone, who became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships. She said, "I understand the gender issue. But if I had to play a sports person, then it would be of him or any sports legend from that era. That's because of what they achieved in the circumstances, within the limited exposure and knowledge versus the kind of funds, facilities and visibility available to athletes today. But in spite of all that, to achieve that greatness and legendary status is commendable. Our yesteryear athletes inspire me."

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