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Deepika Padukone Reveals What Made Her Switch Careers From Badminton At 16

"Follow your bliss," Deepika said at the Time 100 Impact Gala

Deepika Padukone Reveals What Made Her Switch Careers From Badminton At 16

Deepika Padukone shared this image. (courtesy: deepikapadukone)

Deepika Padukone has added one more feather to her cap. Yes, we are talking about her TIME 100 Impact Award. Deepika was honoured for her contribution to the cinema and for spreading awareness about mental health.  Now, she has shared a video from the Dubai awards show that took place on March 28. In her acceptance speech, she said, "I was all of 16 when I decided to switch my careers from being a competitive badminton player to becoming an actor. Little did I imagine that 20 years hence, I'd be standing here receiving a TIME 100 Impact Award." She added, "When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a path that has been there all the while. So follow your bliss. Don't be afraid and doors will open when you never knew they would." Apart from her acceptance speech, we also get glimpses of her greenroom makeover session for the award show. We also see Deepika sharing frames with other celebrities at the event. In her caption, Deepika wrote, "A glimpse of what went down at the TIME100 Impact Award last Monday." 

Now, we want you to take a look at Deepika Padukone's photo dump from her Dubai visit. The opening slide has two pictures where we see Deepika and her team working on her make-up for the night. In the next slides, we see the glammed-up avatar of Deepika. We also get a glimpse of the trophy. Deepika has simply captioned it, "A polaroid photodump." Take a look:

This was the second time when Deepika Padukone appeared at the TIME 100 Impact Award. She has also shared some pictures on the day of the event. She wrote, “Pretty decent start to a Monday morning I would think…” She also added a white heart emoji to the caption.

Deepika Padukone will next be seen in Fighter, opposite Hrithik Roshan. She also has Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan in her kitty.