A step forward in my global career: Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is taking giant strides towards catching up with her contemporary Priyanka Chopra. After bagging a big role in Vin Diesel’s XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the actress will now attend the prestigious MTV European Music Awards in Rotterdam as she presents an award there on November 6 and mingles with the likes of Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Rihanna and others.
Pleasantly surprised: The actress says she didn’t see it coming, “I was pleasantly surprised when I got the invite. It is very gracious of them to invite me. I have grown up watching the MTV awards and I didn’t think that one day, I would be walking down the red carpet and presenting an award at this global music event. It’s a step forward in my global career.” Surreal experience: Deepika says she hasn’t prepared any speech or thought about how she is going to project herself there. “This is my first time at such an event so I don’t know what to expect. I am going there just to have fun. I understand the platform and what it is all about; it is a music award and I love music. I listen to a lot of music of the people, who are playing there so right now everything seems surreal in that sense. It’s going to be a fun and magical evening and I just want to experience that!”
Collaborative process: Her costume for the evening is being done by stylist Shaleena Nathani. Deepika says, “I haven’t decided if I will wear Indian or Western. I still have to do my fittings tonight as it was Diwali and all the designers were busy.

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