Deepika is the hottest actress of the Bollywood. She is also the highest-paid actress. But reaching such a place was never too easy for her. Recently, she opened up about how she was once asked to get a boob job to have a better chance of being noticed by Bollywood filmmakers. Yes, you read it right!
Speaking to a leading fashion magazine, Deepika spoke about the #MeToo movement which has engulfed Holywood and is slowly entering Bollywood as well. She said,
“WE’RE IN THE SAME POSITION AS THE REST OF THE WORLD, I THINK WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. THERE’S SO MUCH MORE AWARENESS. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO SPEAK UP AND I THINK IN THE SAME WAY THAT WE SEE THE WHEELS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION GLOBALLY, I SEE THE SAME THING HAPPENING IN INDIA AS WELL.”
Talking of her own experience, Deepika opens up about having had her fair share of sexism as well in Bollywood. She said,
“THERE WERE LOTS OF THINGS I WAS ADVISED [TO DO]. TO GET A BOOB JOB, DO THE BEAUTY PAGEANTS. THEY FELT IT WAS THE RIGHT WAY TO BE RECOGNIZED OR PICKED UP BY A BOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER. IT MIGHT BE AN EASIER WAY TO ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE. BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN THAT PERSON; I’VE ALWAYS FOLLOWED MY GUT.”