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Smita Patil award has made me believe in my choices: Deepika

Actress Deepika Padukone is honoured to receive the Smita Patil Memorial Award, and says such awards make her feel confident about her choice of work.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 12:42:49 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Actress Deepika Padukone is honoured to receive the Smita Patil Memorial Award, and says such awards make her feel confident about her choice of work.

"She's (Smita Patil) someone whose work I admire a lot and the fact that I have got this award at such an early stage of my career, definitely makes me feel like I must be doing something right," Deepika said here at the award event.

"It gives me the confidence to go ahead and choose the kind of films I have been doing and believe in the kind of roles that excite me," added the 26-year-old, who received the award Tuesday.

Deepika, a model-turned-actress, started her film career with "Om Shanti Om" opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Her acting skills have been appreciated in the film circle, and she has won awards too. Deepika says actors don't work for awards, but if their hard work fetches them one, it's a great feeling.

Asked if she hopes for a National award, she said: "That's every actor's dream. When you do a shot in front of the camera, when you are working, that's not what is in your mind, you are not working to win the award. But at the end of the day when you finish a film and put in all the hard work, of course you want all the awards and if there is a National award that comes my way, most definitely."

Deepika's forthcoming films include "Kochadaiyaan", "Race 2", "Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani" and "Ram Leela."


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Posted on: 19 November 2012 at 10:07am
You haters need to shut up. She did a great job in Cocktail, she has improved a lot in terms of acting. Well done Deepika, you deserved this award. Keep working hard, Love you.

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Posted on: 25 September 2012 at 7:51pm
She has no expressions on her face if that's call acting and getting smita patil award who was goddess of acting is a big insult.

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Posted on: 19 September 2012 at 4:02pm
luvvv ya shahrukh<3

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Posted on: 19 September 2012 at 11:18am
luv you shahrukh...you are the best..

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Posted on: 19 September 2012 at 2:46am
Okay! So, who's next? Sonam, Imran or Katrina?!

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Posted on: 19 September 2012 at 2:26am
i m shocked.smita patil was one lengend.deepika getting an award in her name is an insult to smita's classic work. deepika has a long way to reach that calibre.

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Posted on: 19 September 2012 at 1:41am
what ? acting skills when where? for what did she get the smita patel award? are they serrous? disgusting!!

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