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DEEPIKA PADUKONE ABOUT OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP AND THE UNVALUABLE LESSONS SHE LEARNED THROUGH THE SPORTS

Deepika Padukone has become an all-star in many areas of her life as an actress, activist and athlete. Today when we unveiled our partnership we met with her to talk about everything from her passion for the sport to her friendly rivalry with Ranveer over who is the better athlete.

Welcome to the adidas team! How are you feeling now that the news is officially out?

adidas has become an indispensable part of our lives. We know the iconic “Impossible Is Nothing” line all too well. Still, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that one day I would work with them. I have to admit that I feel a little sense of achievement today.

Was it hard to keep this announcement a secret?

Yes indeed! Even when I was planning my wedding about three years ago, we kept it a secret for a while, and that wasn’t as difficult as keeping this announcement a secret. Now I’m relieved that this news is finally out!

What do you find most appealing about working with us?

Both the adidas team and I are determined. We wake up every day to make the world a better place.

How did growing up with sport as the mainstay in your life prepare you for the present day?

You know it’s interesting that a lot of the time you don’t realize these things when you grow up. When I did sport as a child, I would never have believed or understood if someone had told me at the time that it would change my life forever.

Sport taught me some of the most incredible lessons in life; Commitment, determination, discipline and how to be competitive with the right mind, and most importantly, how to deal with success and failure. It has significantly shaped my personality and helped me to become the person I am today. It taught me values ​​that no other life experience could have!

Fitness, both physically and emotionally, has been and remains an integral part of my lifestyle. When I look back today, I can’t even imagine what my life would be like without exercise!

I’m an actor by profession, but I approach my life like an athlete, that’s just a matter of course for me.

How do you think your sporting upbringing affects your family now?

There is no doubt that we will abandon our children and encourage them to keep exercising.

How do you stay active as a family?

Exercise and fitness have always played a huge role in our lives and in everything we do. As a family, we encourage each other to always stay fit; physically as well as emotionally. We also try to be active on public holidays. Going to the gym, swimming, playing badminton, tennis and squash, and walking are some of the activities we do together as a family. Not only does it help with physical and emotional fitness, it also brings people together and helps maintain relationships.

How do you keep track of your own health and wellbeing?

While doing athletics and sports has significantly shaped my personality and made me what I am today, my experiences with mental illness have taught me that there is nothing more important than self-care.

Today I can prioritize my physical and emotional wellbeing without feeling any guilt about it.

Get out, we will move on to a short round of rapid-fire questions in which we will put you in direct contact with your husband and your adidas colleague Ranveer Singh.

Who is the better athlete, at badminton?

Me.

Cricket?

Him.

In a dance evening?

Both! It would be a tie!

Nothing beats healthy competition to keep things interesting. Let’s get back to you.

You have already achieved so much, what do you still want to achieve?

IMy life today is made for a purpose and I believe my choices reflect that. I’ve received so much and now it’s time to give something back; to my society, to my people, to my nation.

What, if anything, would you like to change in the sport to make sure the sport is for everyone?

I really believe that if there is one job in the world that is much more inclusive compared to any other job, it would be sport. And the A nation’s wealth is determined not only by its economic growth and success, but also by the sports champions it can produce.

So I believe that supporting our young athletes, creating opportunities and improving infrastructure could help drive inclusion and nation building.

What advice would you give to everyone who would like to take action?

To do sports. Because it teaches you life lessons that no other experience would have. Sport changed my life; it will change yours too.

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