Megastar Amitabh Bachchan celebrates his birthday on October 11. Deepika Padukone, who has played the role of her daughter on screen, speaks about the legend in a special conversation with Amit Karna of Dainik Bhaskar. Even in real life, Deepika considers Big-B as a father figure. Here are the excerpts:
She considers the opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan in Piku one of the biggest high points of her life. She considers herself lucky.
His energy, passion and enthusiasm are praiseworthy: Deepika said, ‘To be honest, I have known him professionally and socially for years. But I got to know him while working in an enjoyable way in ‘Piku’. When he came on the sets, his energy, passion and enthusiasm on the sets are praiseworthy. You learn a lot from them. He is such a big figure, but at the same time, he is like a child. Just as we had father-daughter relationship In Piku so in real life too we have the same relationship.’
‘There cannot be a great pleasure than working with an actor like him’: Deepika, who learnt a lot while working with Big B, says, “Whenever there is a mention of Bachchan Sahib, I always miss Piku. That experience itself was amazing. There cannot be a great pleasure than working with an actor like him. How he got into the skin of his character cannot be described in words. For that, a person has to see them personally. Whether it was sunlight on the sets or the costume’s cloak, he did not remove even a small part of the costume. Determination of this type is exemplary. But at the same time, he is so down to earth. I have never heard him criticising or analysing anyone.’
What can we give to Bachchan saheb on his birthday? He has everything. We would like to wish him happy health by filling his bag. Not just on the birthday, the rest of the year, month, every moment that he should always be healthy. May he always have peace of mind. Be physically and mentally strong.
He is a workaholic and sleeps less: Amitabh Bachchan is a workaholic. He also sleeps less due to work. Low sleep is sometimes associated with mental health. Deepika has been working on it for four years. Did Deepika give any advice to be cautious about that? When asked, Deepika told laughing, ‘How can we suggest to him? He is a father figure for all of us.’