When Deepika Padukone was described as Novak Djokovic’s ‘female companion’, she said she had to ‘work harder’ to be recognized
In 2016, Deepika padukone made headlines after being spotted out for dinner with tennis star Novak Djokovic in Los Angeles. And one of those controversial headlines identified her as Djokovic’s âfemale companionâ and âleggy brunetteâ.
Later that year, Deepika commented on the lightness and said she wasn’t upset by it. âIt just means I have to work harder,â she told NDTV. Controversy erupted after the Indian press criticized Britain’s Daily Mail for not identifying Deepika, while posting photos of her outing with Djokovic.
Shortly after the blunder was reported, the original report was reissued with a very effusive new introduction for Deepika. She has been described as “one of the biggest Bollywood stars of her generation and reported as” one of the highest paid Indian stars around. “
Later in 2018, Deepika commented on her meeting with Djokovic and told India Today: âI think it’s very exciting to meet people who are champions and who are so talented at what they do. I have learned so much.
The actor is indeed one of the highest paid in the country, with hits like Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani to his credit. She made a foray into Hollywood with a supporting role in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, starring Vin Diesel. She will co-produce and star in a “cross-cultural” romantic comedy, which marks her second Hollywood release.
Djokovic, meanwhile, is involved in an international incident after being banned from entering Australia without a COVID-19 vaccination. He had earlier stated that he was cleared to compete in the Australian Open without a compulsory vaccine, but was arrested at the airport, after which he was sent to a quarantine center. His lawyers said on Saturday he contracted the virus in December.