Actress Deepika Padukone finally broke her silence on the much-criticised ‘My Choice’ video, where she was accused of endorsing infidelity and sex outside marriage.
“Mixed reactions did not bother me. It was a bit disappointing to know that certain lines were pulled out of context and blown completely out of proportion and we missed the larger point that the film was trying to make.. And then in the process accusing me endorsing infidelity, I found that a bit silly, honestly” Deepika said in an interview with the Press Trust Of India.
The ‘Piku’ star described the institution of marriage as a ‘holy and sacred’.
“I never have endorsed infidelity. I know what the institution of marriage means to me, It is extremely holy and sacred. I am someone, who completely believes in being faithful and honest and in trust. It is an institution I truly believe in. I am not defending anything, people are right in their place if they have an issue with it.”
“I just felt disappointed that they felt I am endorsing certain things that I do not. I can clarify now and say no I do not endorse infidelity. I never have never will it is something I have not put up in the past in my life as well” she said.
Deepika also said that she didn’t agree with a few things that was said in the video, but decided to do it for the “larger message” that the film was trying to make.
“When the script was shared with me, there was not one but a couple of lines that even I didn’t agree with at a personal level but I realised they needed me more for the larger message the film was trying to make.”
“I went ahead and was more than happy to be a part of it because I realised myself that there was a larger issue that we were dealing with and that we are dealing with. Just like the other 98 women who were the part of the video, I agreed to be a part of it,” she said.