Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s public display of affection (PDA) has only been growing after their wedding last year. While Ranveer was always vocal, Deepika had been less so. On Thursday, admiring his wife’s wax statue at London’s Madame Tussauds museum, Ranveer had expressed his desire to take ‘her’ home.
On Friday evening, Deepika put up a new black and white photo, possibly from a photo shoot, Ranveer went gaga over it. Commenting on it, Ranveer wrote in Hindi: “Jaan lele (Take my life).”
The picture, spread across the nine slots on her Instagram page, showed Deepika posing like a black outfit and the vibe of the picture was very vintage (1960s getup).
Ranveer’s joy at seeing Deepika’s wax statue has been there for everyone to see. In fact, sharing a picture of the two ladies – real and the wax model — posing together and him admiring them, he wrote on Instagram in part English, part Hindi: “DP 2.0! Original toh… mere paas hai!”
Over the last two days, her entire family including husband Ranveer, parents – Prakash and Ujjala Padukone– sister Anisha Padukone and Ranveer’s parents were in London for the inauguration of her statue.
After I got a call from Madame Tussauds, I thought ‘What is the purpose of this, why are we doing this, or what is it that my fans will remember me for, remember my figure for, what is it that I would like to leave behind’, and the cause of mental health is very close to my heart, it is something that I am extremely passionate about.
“I said that’s it, I would like for my fans when they see my figure I hope it reminds them of someone who did something for the cause of mental illness, who worked towards creating awareness and destigmatising mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through.”
At the same time, the cover of Vogue’s International magazine’s April issue also hit the internet and it featured Deepika, sharing space with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson and South Korean actor Doona Bae. In a video released by Vogue, she was part of a group of nine actresses from round the globe, who were asked to describe the most typical movie themes from their country.