The season for festivities and holidays, lights and diyas, sweets and snacks is here – Diwali!! People who stay away from home and family long to be with loved one during festive seasons more than any other time of the year.
Celebrities who work round the clock and shoot at various locations, long for some quality family time. Festivals give them a reason to take a break and go spend relaxing time with family and friends.
We hear Deepika Padukone intends to the same and so she is flying to Bengaluru to be with her family this Diwali. “Diwali is the festival of lights, joy and happiness and has always been a very special festival for all of us. So I decided to spend quality time with my family before I immerse myself in ‘Padmavati’,” Deepika said in a statement. She had missed spending time with family last Diwali because she was occupied with promotions of Tamasha. But this year, with no upcoming releases, she could easily make time.
Trivia – Padukone family members’ names also signify light; father Prakash, mother Ujjala and sister Anisha. The meaning of Deepika’s name is also light. So cool!
Deepika Padukone will soon start shooting for Padmavati, helmed by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has directed her in films like Bajirao Mastani earlier. This magnum opus also has Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles. The movie is slated to release on November 17, 2017.