Deepika Padukone

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Promising actress and a stunning model on the ramp. But who is the woman Deepika Padukone wants to emulate?

It’s the iconic British actress Audrey Hepburn whom Deepika calls her “style icon”. In fact, Deepika’s dream roles are the ones played by Hepburn in movies like 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' or 'Roman Holiday'.

The actress, who walked the ramp at the just concluded Wills India Fashion Week (WIFW) is now set to begin shooting for an offbeat psychological thriller titled Kartik Calling Kartik in which she’s paired with Farhan Akhtar .

ust like Hepburn who was mostly known for her chic and elegant style, Deepika doesn’t believe an actress has to take off her make-up to prove her mettle.

“Take off your make-up and only then you can do serious cinema?” Deepika questions the convention, adding, “but glamorous roles and a glamorous screen presence do not make one a non-actor. The content of cinema is also changing, evolving... it is no longer the regular boy meets girl.”

Deepika says she wants to play all kinds of roles in all kinds of genres and will always be critical of herself and her work.

Her next release, by the way, would be Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal with Saif Ali Khan .

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