Saturday, July 11, 2009


Deepika Padukone recently faced defeat at the hands of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. No, it wasn’t a box-office face off or even a war of words. The actors played a badminton match against each other at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) last week. Padukone teamed up with her father, badminton pro Prakash Padukone, and Aamir partnered with badminton player Aparna Popat, at an exhibition game before the final of the Tata Open Badminton Tournament. Though it was a close match, Aamir and Aparna bagged the win. But Deepika wasn’t upset.

For the 23-year-old actress, success and failure are all part of the game. The daughter of a badminton ace, Deepika feels that her background has equipped her to balance the highs and lows in the film industry. “I know how to deal with success and failure. I have learnt this as a sportsperson myself and from my father,” Deepika said. She added “she does not regret making her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor public. If you deny or accept that you are a couple, there is a problem. But we have learnt to keep details of our relationship private. Speculation and controversies are other side of being an actor”.

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