Deepika Padukone called herself lucky that a project like PADMAVATI landed in her lap.
In fact recently the actress quoted, "I don't feel I have completed nine years, I feel I have just started off, have a lot more to give and think I am ready for more challenging roles and films. I am excited about one of those experiences, as PADMAVATI is going to be extremely difficult. But I am ready for that experience and journey."
Shahid Kapoor, at the same venue, said, "It's an amazing experience to work with Mr. Bhansali. He is a fantastic film maker. I am very excited about the role that he has offered me. It's really a big film and a really challenging film to do as an actor. That's what excites me the most. After working with Vishal Bhardwaj, to be working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali… It's an amazing place to be in. I feel very fortunate as an actor."
Well, seems like not only Deepika and Shahid are excited about the movie, but the ladies from Rajasthan too are quite excited that Deepika plays Rani Padmavati.
The actress has been inundated with emails and handwritten letter of people from Rajasthan expressing their happiness as to how she is the most suited for the role of PADMAVATI.
Deepika Padukone’s spokesperson confirms, "Deepika was emotionally moved with so much acceptance and love from her fans, more importantly by the people of the state."
The actress has played very powerful characters in the past like Piku, Mastani and delivered power packed performances, hence she would be the best fit to play the role of the courageous Padmavati as she has shown immense courage in her reel as well as real life.