Dedicated the statue to her initiative.
Bollywood’s leading lady Deepika Padukone is currently in London to unveil her prestigious Statue of Purpose at Madame Tussauds. The actress who has been an active voice in creating awareness about mental health has dedicated the Statue to her initiative, hence it is named as Statue of Purpose.
The Bollywood diva has time and again advocated mental illness by creating awareness about the significance of mental health and has been striving to get rid of the stigma revolving around various mental diseases. Coming forth and talking about her depression in public, the actress has proven to be an inspiration to young and old alike who are restrained from speaking up due to societal pressure. Not just the actress voice her opinions and beliefs at various public forums but also runs a foundation ‘Live Laugh Love’ to signify mental health at every step.
As Madame Tussauds unveiled her statue, Deepika Padukone dedicated her statue to her foundation. Deepika believes as she stands for her foundation, her statue too will communicate the same. The actress does not consider statue as a vanity as assures it stands for a purpose just like her.
Talking about the same, Deepika shared, “When an opportunity like Madame Tussaud’s came my way.. and they decided to honour me by having my figure at Madame Tussaud’s – London – the first question that came to my in mind – What is the purpose – What am I going to do here or what am I giving back to the society… I think that for me has always been very very important… and the voice inside me said.. I’d like my statue to me a statue of purpose and hopefully when people come in here.. to the attraction.. and when they see my figure there.. hopefully they will be reminded of someone who.. hopefully had some sort of impact on society.. mental health is something I am extremely passionate about and I hope somewhere when people walk past my figure.. there is a smile to their faces and I give them a sense of hope.. and I hope they remember me as someone who brought about change in the role as far as mental health is concerned.”
The actress is not just loved and admired in India but also has her global imprints. Owing to the unfathomable fan base of the actress around the world, the Statue of Purpose features Deepika in the elegant and graceful Cannes look.
The dignified actress swept the onlookers off their feet as she dazzled in her peekaboo 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.
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