The Bajirao Mastani actress, who is a badminton player, stated how sport has kept her going and helped her to face difficult situations. "Sport has taught me how to handle failure. It has also taught me how to handle success. It has kept me grounded. It has taught me humility."
Deepika mentioned that the never dying athlete inside the actress gave her the strength to fight depression. "Two years ago I struggled with depression. I was sinking. I almost gave up. But it was the athlete in me that gave me the strength to fight and never ever give up!"
Appealing to the young minds, the actress wrote: "Every girl and every boy and every woman and every man, play a sport. Because it changed my life and it will change yours too. Sport has taught me how to survive. It has taught me how to fight! It has made me unstoppable."
The actress also mentioned about her father's formula to be perfect, "When I was growing up my father said to me, "To be the best, always remember the three D's - Discipline, Dedication and Determination. Follow your heart. Do what you are passionate about."
Here's Deepika's entire post:
Deepika Padukone recently completed filming D J Caruso's xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. The film co-starring Vin Diesel is her first Hollywood project.
She will start shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's padmavati in September. The film also stars her Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani co-star Ranveer Singh.
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