New Delhi: This bit of news is definitely hard to digest, but you tend to believe it when the lady in question says it herself. Top actress Deepika Padukone in a recent press interview revealed that she has not signed any new film in 2016.
The actress, who remained busy for most part of 2015, has still not found anything exciting in a script to sign it.
"Expect nothing because I have signed no films for 2016," Deepika told PTI in an interview. When asked about not having any film despite being the top actress at the moment, she said, "I have reached a stage where I don't have to do work to keep myself busy. I don't want to do films just for the heck of making announcements.
"I don't need to do a film to keep my calender busy. I have read a lot of scripts, but I have not been excited about anything that I have read. I am okay with it." In 2015, Deepika did three films - "Piku" with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, "Tamasha" with ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and the soon-to-be-released Sanjay
Leela Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani", opposite rumoured beau Ranveer Singh.
Deepika is considered to be one of the safest bets when it comes to casting an actress--all thanks to her success rate at the box office window. She recently quipped, 'the most challenging part is doing three films simultaneously. The films, the characters and the directors are different. It is not the ideal way of working as I would
like to do one film at a time and dedicate the time to that film."
At the same time, the "Piku" actress says she will not leave any interesting projects. "I am not going to let go films that I am excited about. But if that happens, then you have to balance that out. I am happy with the way this year has gone. I am very proud of 'Piku' and 'Tamasha' and I am topping it up with 'Bajirao Mastani'," she said.
In the past, Deepika also rejected some plum offers, including "Dhoom 3", "Shuddhi" among others.
"Rejected is a harsh word. Actors are never in a position to reject anything. Actors are offered films, if you feel connected enough you do it and if you don't feel connected,
you don't do it. If you don't do it, somebody else would do it. I don't regret it (not doing films)," she said.
(With PTI inputs)