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Deepika Padukone quotes

I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you're not into it, you're not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it's a business of the limelight.

The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.

I am a big foodie, so much so that I eat in every half an hour. This is the secret of my glowing skin.

I am methodical to the point of being obsessive-compulsive. And I have always been good at multi-tasking.

I guess I learnt to appreciate old Hindi-movie music from my dad and somewhere down the line picked up jazz as well.

I have a lot of friends, but my biggest fear is loneliness. I miss my family in Mumbai, and my biggest nightmare every day is to go back home alone.

I have always believed that chemistry can't be created between two people. You either have it or you don't. The script can only enhance it.

Maybe because I am from a sports background, I don't give up easily. I am a fighter.

My parents never raised their hand or fired me. Their way of disciplining me was to tell me what is right or wrong.

Relationships or not, I believe that people don't need to know about my life beyond a certain point.

To me, the mind and body are one. I'm very transparent, in a way, and people can very easily make out what mood I'm in.

While I believe that when you are in the glamour industry, you have to look your best, I also believe being skinny is not 'hot and happening.'

At some level, I feel it is nice to know that a film of yours is doing well at the box office and has also got great reviews. That feels like success.

Being a movie star isn't easy. It requires a lot of commitment and sacrifice. Your career goes through extreme ups and downs. You are judged all the time. Great things are written about you, but at the same time, not-so-good things are also said. At times, things are said about you that are completely untrue, and people mostly try to pull you down.

Comedy is the most difficult. Comic timing is something which you either have it in you, or you don't. You have to have a good sense of humour to be able to understand it. A split second can make you lose the punch.

Even though I played national level badminton, I told my parents when I was in 10th that I was not interested in continuing. Being a model or actor fascinated me from a young age, and I even did a couple of ads when I was just eight years old.

Every film teaches you something; every experience on every film set with every co-star teaches you something. You learn something new. I think the challenge is to keep working harder and doing better.

Everybody doesn't get to do each and every film. I don't compete with others; I compete with myself. I have been an athlete, a sportsperson; so I know how to be competitive in a healthy way.

For me, competition is good; that is what keeps me on my toes and keeps me going. I am always trying to better my own work, do better than my earlier films... do films that are challenging and exciting for me.

I am not very comfortable about dancing at weddings and New Year parties. Maybe it's because of the way I have been brought up; I wouldn't want my family to feel that cringe moment. Dance is an art for me.