Deepika Padukone attended the Time 100 Gala in NYC on 24 April. She made it to the Time 100 Most Influential list 2018 in the illustrious company of Virat Kohli, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Nicole Kidman, ‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot, and Oprah Winfrey. Deepika wore a cream embellished ensemble by Indian designer Ananmika Khanna. What do you think of her look? Like it or meh? Tell us in the comments below.
Representing India at this global stage, the Bollywood superstar ardently spoke about her battle with depression. “February 15, 2014, I remember waking up that morning with a strange pittish feeling in my stomach. I had no idea what I was feeling. Life all of a sudden just felt meaningless and there were days when I just wanted to give up. And couple of weeks later I was diagnosed with clinical depression. Four years on, I stand here in front of all of you with a slightly better understanding, I think, of life and my feelings and the person that I am, but I feel like more importantly, I think all of you will agree with me when I say that we’re going through some pretty challenging times all around the world”, she said.
The actor didn’t stop there however. Deepika Padukone’s encouraging speech at the gala included the challenges people face all over the world. She ended the speech on a positive note, with a quote from the the famous British comedian, Stephen Fry. “And so I want to raise a toast to every man and every woman and every child around the world that is faced with some sort of challenge every single day, but you do it with a smile, and I want to say that your power and your strength and your courage encourages me to go on every single day. And for the some of us I think who do think of giving up once in a while, I want you to know that we’re all in this together, and most importantly that there is hope, because in the words of Stephen Fry, ‘We’ll be sunny one day.’ Thank you.”
– The Quint