She is talented and enterprising, but has also worked hard on raise awareness about mental illness. Deepika Padukone’s love for sports we are well aware off, but not many know she can carry a note as well. Deepika Padukone was part of her school choir, at Sophia High School. On the occasion of teacher’s day, her school teacher Dr. Ashley William Joseph penned a heartfelt letter to her former student. The letter revealed that she was multi-talented in every aspect – sports, singing, acting, dancing, and more.
Dr. Ashley shares,
“A hard worker, simple soul and who knew what she always wanted to do was Deepu.
Firstly, I am so proud of the way Deepu has grown up in life and on screen too. It feels good that one of my students is now India’s superstar.
Deepika or Deepu, as I call here, was my student for over 7 years in Bangalore. She was not only a good sportsperson but brilliant on stage too, be it dancing, singing or acting. She was also part of the Sophia Brass Ensemble and Choir which was the best in the country. I can still remember her beautiful Soprano Voice singing in the Choir. I do hope one day I would get to work on her voice again and she brings out her own album.
For those who don’t know, Deepu has a lovely elegant voice and I do wish to see her using that singing voice again. As for musical productions, the last one Deepu did with me Directing was ‘Fiddler on the Roof’- one of the most famous Broadway productions that was a big hit in Bangalore.
Coming from a famous family, Deepika was humble and simple which was such a beautiful trait in her.
Rewind to the year 2002, some of my old students were putting up a dance drama and wanted me to help them clean it up. None other than Deepu was a part of the Dance team.
A hard worker, simple soul who knew what she always wanted to do was Deepika. I am still trying to remember the day when she did not have a smile on her face.
Deepu, you have reached the stars, you have achieved it all, remember you do not need to prove anything to anyone, just live your dream and continue reaching for the stars. You are already that beautiful star in the sky.
It is your hard work and dedication that has made you what you are today. As you start this new chapter in your life being married, just remember that the roads are always not smooth, negotiate each curve and the steep climb with love and utmost care, there is always that happiness in your destination.
As your beloved teacher, I will always be there for you, to lend support in whatever way you require.
For the little child in you, I would say- Happy Children’s day to you Deepu and God bless you for all that you do.
Dr. Ashley William Joseph”
On the work front, the actress was last seen in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat, which went on to win National Award for Best Music and Best Choreography. Deepika Padukone will next be seen in the Meghna Gulzar directed Chhapak where she will be playing acid attack survivor Lakshmi. She is also working alongside her husband Ranveer Singh as his on-screen wife in ’83 the film. Ranveer will be playing the role of cricketer Kapil Dev, while Deepika will essay the role of his wife Romi Dev. Both films are slated to release in the year 2020.