Bollywood's leading lady Deepika Padukone was in London to unveil her prestigious Statue of Purpose at Madame Tussauds. Deepika dedicated her statue to her foundation and believes as she stands for her foundation, her statue too will communicate the same.
As soon as the actress unveiled her wax statue via an Instagram Live, internet went into tizzy as #StatueOfPurpose saw a strong India trend. Fans across the globe couldn't keep calm and kept showering love and wishes for the global star. The dignified actress swept the onlookers off their feet as she dazzled in her peek-a-boo outfit bringing a touch of old-world glamour to her ensemble, it was the extended floor-length cape and the plunging neckline that made it an outstanding look.
She was accompanied by her hubby actor Ranveer Singh, parents Prakash and Ujjala Padukone, in-laws Jagjit Singh and Anju Bhavnani during the unveiling ceremony. The duo themselves posted several pictures on their social media handles goofying around the statue. Click here for more pictures.
Expressing her thoughts, Deepika Padukone said, "As a little girl, I was a very curious kid, for me, purpose is something that is very important. However, big or small, whatever I am doing in my life, purpose and why we do what we do is very important to me. 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 destigmatizing mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through."
The most beautiful woman, Deepika Padukone is currently gearing up for her first production venture which will have her essaying the role of an acid attack victim. The actress believes the story needs to be told and has bankrolled her maiden production to put forth a strong, brave, courageous and independent female character.