Deepika Padukone is considered as a formidable actress with different kinds of cinema to her name. If she does an Om Shanti Om, she complements it with a Finding Fanny. Last year, she emerged as the only actress who had so many blockbusters to her name. Guess that made her eligible to sit at a discussion session on Indian movies abroad and in India along with women’s role in it. She was in the august company of French actress Catherine Deneuve and Anupama Chopra. But it seems the disparity in the cinema culture in both the countries seemed to become pretty evident.
For the uninitiated, Catherine, 70, is a much revered name in French cinema. She has to her name cult classics like Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, Jacques Demy, Roman Polanski, Lars Von Trier. She earned the epithet of iron maiden with films like Polanski’s Repulsion, Buñuel’s Belle De Jour and Tristana. We don’t have to list Deepika’s credibilities.
So when Deepika stressed on the fact that how important it is to have a good rapport with the director to get the feeling translated on big screen, Catherine objected to it saying that Brunel, one of the directors she worked with, was pretty difficult and wouldn’t even hear anything. Yet cinema didn’t get affected. When Deepika continued to stress on the point, she politely snapped saying she agrees to disagree.