Deepika looks forward to image makeover in 2013

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Her sexy, bold and outspoken avatar as Veronica in "Cocktail" left the audience spell-bound, but now actress Deepika Padukone is looking forward to shed that glamorous image with her forthcoming projects.

"The year 2013 is an exciting year and it would be interesting to see how it pans out. Yes, I have played many glamorous roles till now, but if you see the line-up for the rest of the year, I am sure this will change. The audiences will see me in an all new avatar this year," Deepika told IANS.

From films to endorsements, model-turned-actress Deepika, who is daughter of badminton player Prakash Padukone, has today managed to make a place for herself among the top actresses of the industry.

Talking about her film journey so far, she said: "It has been a good learning experience, especially the last one year - with the kind of people I have met and the films I have been doing."

She hopes this year will be a turning point.

"The year 2013 will be an important year for me. With the kind of films that are lined up, I hope it turns out to good for me. I have been working hard for the last six months," she said.

For now, her glam look will continue in the racy "Race 2".

Post that, the actress's list of films for 2013 includes "Chennai Express", in which she plays a Tamilian girl, "Ram Leela", in which she dons a Gujarati avatar and "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", in which she will sport a very simple, girl-next-door look.

The-27-year-old, who was recently in the capital to promote "Race 2", says her character in the action thriller is very relatable.

"My character Elena in the film, is a lot more bold, edgy and sexier. I play an intelligent and shrewd businesswoman. I have been styled like that in the film too. It is very glamorous, yet relatable," she said.

"Race 2", the sequel to 2008 hit film "Race", is expected to be laden with action scenes. Will the audience get to see Deepika doing some stunts?

"The movie is true to the brand 'Race'. It very gripping and edgy. There is action in the movie, but you won't see me doing any action. There is one car chase sequence in the second half of the movie. Apart from that, there is no real action that I am doing in the movie. But I would definitely love to do action," she said.

Deepika made her Bollywood debut in 2007 opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan's "Om Shanti Om". She is working with King Khan once again for "Chennai Express", and admits she is more comfortable than ever with him.

"It was very good. Exactly the same like 'Om Shanti Om', but this time I am more comfortable around him. In 'Om Shanti Om', I was trying to learn and absorb as much as possible," she said.

Post "Om Shanti Om", Deepika went on to do films like "Bachna Ae Haseeno", "Love Aaj Kal", "Karthik Calling Karthik", "Break Ke Baad", "Aarakshan" and "Desi Boyz".

She will also be seen with superstar Rajinikanth in Tamil period film "Kochadaiyaan".

Matches

MORE TOP STORIES TODAY

Bowling worries for Super Kings

Bowling worries for Super Kings

After failing to defend a mammoth 205 against Kings XI Punjab, Chennai have a lot to think about. More »

Punjab pull off another big chase

Punjab pull off another big chase

GAME 7, SHARJAH—Maxwell, Miller, Pujara chase down Rajasthan's 192. More »

T20 test for Cheteshwar Pujara

T20 test for Cheteshwar Pujara

The class act from Saurashtra may have to rethink his approach to the mannerless format. More »

BCCI reputation lowest in 80 years: Manohar

BCCI reputation lowest in 80 years: Manohar

The former BCCI president says he was "disillusioned" by the happenings at the emergent working committee meeting on Sunday. More »

Special meeting to replace Srinivasan

Special meeting to replace Srinivasan

The BCCI is likely to convene a special general body meeting (SGM) in May to replace N Srinivasan on the board's disciplinary committee. More »

Shastri in proposed IPL probe panel

Shastri in proposed IPL probe panel

Some members stressed on the need for proposing names with an "impeccable record and clean image". More »

Roach escapes injury after car crash

Roach escapes injury after car crash

The West Indies fast bowler lost control of his BMW sedan due to slippery road conditions in his native Barbados on Saturday. More »

Repose faith in Indian coaches

Repose faith in Indian coaches

All of them cost plenty of dollars which I feel is unnecessary for a two- month tournament, says former cricketer Yajurvindra Singh. More »

Cook relieved after period in limbo

Cook relieved after period in limbo

The England captain is looking forward to a fresh start after a dispiriting Ashes defeat last year. More »

Panel can help clean mess: Raghavan

Panel can help clean mess: Raghavan

The former CBI Director is one of the three candidates proposed by the BCCI to head the enquiry into the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. More »

[INTERVIEW] Jayawardene and Sangakkara

[INTERVIEW] Jayawardene and Sangakkara

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara go over their World T20 win, and feel grateful to have fans whose support remains unwavering in victory and de… More »

Need to improve fielding: Ashwin

Need to improve fielding: Ashwin

[T20 Newsline] Lacklustre Super Kings, fast-improving Sanju Samson and other news from IPL-7. More »

Aussie coach joins emerging Afghanistan

Aussie coach joins emerging Afghanistan

Peter Anderson has started work in Kabul as the fast-developing team prepare for their debut at next year's World Cup. More »

Chaos threatens to engulf SL again

Chaos threatens to engulf SL again

As Lanka's head coach decides to jump ship, euphoria over winning an ICC tournament has dissipated into fuistration. More »

Jayasuriya unhappy at Farbrace conduct

Jayasuriya unhappy at Farbrace conduct

Sri Lanka's chief selector is upset at news of head coach Paul Farbrace's possible move to England. More »

Have nothing to prove to anybody — Sehwag

Have nothing to prove to anybody — Sehwag

The Nawab of Najafgarh says a good run in IPL could help his chances of a comeback on India's tour to England in June. More »

Duminy steals first win for Delhi

Duminy steals first win for Delhi

Furious fifties by Duminy and Dinesh Karthik end a long losing streak for the Daredevils. More »

Five things England must do to bounce back

Five things England must do to bounce back

England have appointed a new head coach in Peter Moores. More »

AB, Parthiv seal Bangalore's second win

AB, Parthiv seal Bangalore's second win

Royal Challengers overcame a stutter to cruise to the small target they were set by Mumbai Indians. More »

‘Felt like helpless minority’

‘Felt like helpless minority’

Former BCCI treasurer Ajay Shirke says emotions got the better of Srinivasan and he tried to oversimplify things by calling Meiyappan an “enthusiast.” More »

Royal test for Kings

Royal test for Kings

Preview — Clash of philosophies between Australia-centric teams More »

No way back for Pietersen: ECB

No way back for Pietersen: ECB

Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end Saturday when ECB managing director Paul Downton said there was 'no way back'… More »

The world record that nearly wasn't

The world record that nearly wasn't

Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it. More »

Srinivasan can attend BCCI meeting

Srinivasan can attend BCCI meeting

His status as president of TNCA makes him eligible to attend the Working Committee meeting on Sunday. More »