Deepika Padukone is preparing for her role in 'Padmavati'

Deepika Padukone is one of the reigning queens of Bollywood, and is preparing for her latest movie, "Padmavati" that is going to be a challenging one. She has finished 9 years in the industry and in an interview said, "I don't feel like I have completed nine years. I feel like I have just started off. I feel like I have a lot more to give. I feel like I am ready for even more challenging roles and films. And I am excited about one of those experiences because 'Padmavati' is going to be extremely difficult," Deepika said at the Lux Golden Rose Awards on Saturday night.

"But I think I'm ready for that experience and that journey," Deepika said.

Her movie "Om Shanti Om" is being made into a Japanese musical, and the actress is thrilled!

"They are making it into a play and the Japanese people loved Shantipriya (her role in the movie). The premiere of the musical is going to be in July next year. Most probably, Farah Khan and I would be going together for that," she said.

- Suneela Kirloskar