Actress Deepika Padukone confesses being a huge fan of former Indian international cricketer Rahul Dravid.
“My all-time favourite cricketer is Rahul Dravid. A lot of my idols are not what they have done in the sport and the game, but how they have conducted themselves outside. For me, he is somebody I have adored and bucked up to, and he is from Bangalore,” she said.
“How much we focus on our physical strength — our mental strength and mental endurance — is equally important if not more.
At times you feel your body is not keeping up with the mind. I think sometimes it’s the mind that takes over — and strengthening that is very important. A young athlete will figure that along the way, but they should pay attention to that — the grit, courage, determination and spirit is important,” said Deepika, on Star Sports’ pre-show Nerolac Cricket Live.
Deepika soon makes her debut as a producer in the self-starring “Chhapaak”, directed and co-produced by “Raazi” maker Meghna Gulzar. The actress portrays real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in the film.