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Deepika Padukone reveals the ‘problematic compliment’ she received from a Hollywood actor

Deepika Padukone reveals the reason why she has stopped doing global movies

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Deepika Padukone reveals the ‘problematic compliment’ she received from a Hollywood actor

Deepika Padukone reveals the reason why she has stopped doing global movies

Deepika Padukone reveals the reason why she has stopped doing global movies
Deepika Padukone reveals the reason why she has stopped doing global movies 

Deepika Padukone recalled an upsetting interaction with a Hollywood actor who praised her for her good English conversation skills. In an interview with Hindustan Times, she revealed the reason she has stopped doing global movies.

She said, “I know this actor… I met him at this Vanity Fair party, and he said ‘Hey, by the way, you speak English really well.’ I didn’t even realise what that meant. And when I came back I said, ‘What do you mean you speak English really well?’ Did he have this notion that we don’t speak English?’”

Speaking more about the racial stereotypes in Hollywood, Deepika said, ‘You are the scientist. You are the computer geek. You are the taxi driver. You are the therapist. You are the owner of a convenience store. I’ve had my fans ask me why I’ve not done more movies. But that’s not what I’m settling for, because I am — and we are — so much more than that.’

She further said, ‘It would upset me every time I went to the US. Some of the things that are said and some of the things that are done just [make it] so obvious that people don’t know the world outside of the world that they live in.’

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