Apart from all the blockbuster movies she has starred in, Deepika Padukone is also the face of international luxury brands like Cartier and Louis Vuitton. She, Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra have made a mark as three of India’s most recognizable faces abroad. However, even DP couldn’t believe it was for real when she first started working with LV. (Read also: Deepika Padukone says she and Ranveer Singh ‘schedule’ time with each other due to their busy work lives)
In a new interview with Vogue India, Deepika believed the brand would use her as an ‘influencer’, meaning she would be asked to pose with its products and post the photos on social media. He said, “When Ethan James Green was shooting me for the Louis Vuitton campaign last year, I saw the images with the logo on the screen and I thought, ‘Yeah, whatever, they’re just going to put it on their social media and use me. as an influence’ and I moved on from that’.
But she soon realized it wasn’t what the brand had in mind for her. “A few months later, I was in Cannes as a member of the film festival jury when I looked out the car window on my way to the red carpet and saw this huge window with my face on it. That’s when it finally hit me — this is what happens,” he said.
Deepika, however, maintains that no matter how successful she is in the West, India will always be “home” and she doesn’t need to settle there, unlike Priyanka Chopra. “Why do I have to travel with suitcases and baggage to make a global impact? At the beginning of my modeling career, I had an offer to move abroad and all the fashion gurus in India said, “You shouldn’t be here, you should be in Paris, New York or Milan,” and I said, No, these places are not my home. India is home,” he said.
Apart from Cartier and LV, Deepika is also the face of her own skincare brand 82E.
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