Deepika wants to play Audrey Hepburn

NEW DELHI: Deepika Padukone has had a dream-run in Bollywood with just three releases, but the model-turned-actress says her dream is to play the elegant Audrey Hepburn, her style icon.

“I would like to play Audrey Hepburn, my style icon, in movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Roman Holiday,” Deepika said on the sidelines of the Wills India Fashion Week (WIFW) on March 21, where she walked the ramp for Ranna Gill and Rina Dhaka’s collections.

As Indian cinema changes to adapt new formats and contents, Deepika feels the role of women in cinema is also changing. “It is becoming more challenging. Even in the past, there were movies where women did not have to run around trees. An actress could opt to show off her talent.” People, she explained, have this strange notion that if a woman wears make-up, she cannot be taken seriously. “Take off your make-up and only then you can do serious cinema. But glamorous roles and a glamorous screen presence do not make one a non-actor,” the actress said.

Deepika usually decides on the projects she takes up after reading the scripts.

“The movies are my call though I run my parents through what I am doing. But they are new to movies, hence unfamiliar. But after Om Shanti Om and Bachna Aai Haseeno, I have matured,” she said.