Rishi, Neetu appreciate Deepika’s performance in Padmaavat


Mumbai: Veteran actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor sent a bouquet to Deepika Padukone, praising her performance in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmaavat.

The couple sent the bouquet after watching the film, which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, over the weekend.

They were especially impressed by Deepika’s performance, who came alive as Rani Padmavati in the film, which has been marred by protests from various Rajput groups.

Deepika shared the picture of the bouquet the couple sent to her on Instagram.

“Excellent work! So very proud of you. Love Neetu and Rishi,” the note on the bouquet read.

The film was released on 25 January after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared it last month with a ‘U/A’ certificate and five modifications, including title change from Padmavati to Padmaavat.

It had opened to select paid previews across the country on 24 January and collected INR 5 crore, Viacom 18 sources said. On its opening day i.e. 25 January, the film minted INR 19 crore, they said.

Deepika Padukone and her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor may have moved on in life but they are still on good terms after their break-up. Earlier, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were in a committed relationship for a long time. In fact, even Ranbir’s parents Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor share a good relationship with the actress.

Deepika, who dated Ranbir for over two years, took to Instagram to thank his parents for taking their time out to watch the movie.

Deepika and Ranbir started dating in 2008 a few months after the release of their respective film debuts. They parted ways in 2010 after Ranbir reportedly cheated on the Padmaavat actor with Katrina Kaif.

Deepika and Ranbir have worked together with Bachna Ae Haseeno, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Tamasha.

According to the Indian magazine, Deepika Padukone was asked about whether she is considering marriage, to which the actress replied,  “Hmmm…and what would the next level be? It’s not obvious. I don’t know if marriage per se… Because I believe every relationship has its natural progression. I’m discovering that myself.”

When asked about being with Ranveer Singh, Deepika said, “When we’re with each other, we don’t need anything or anyone else. We’re comfortable in each other’s presence. Sometimes it’s intelligent conversation, sometimes just silence, sometimes there’s a childlike innocence. We keep each other grounded. We are good in that sense.”