Deepika Padukone's 'My Choice' video went viral as soon as it released. There was as much flak as there was appreciation for it. Few celebrities even slammed it and the video came under scanner for being sexiest, pretentious and endorsing adultery among other things.
Homi Adajania, who directed the video, wrote an open letter defending the film. Over a month after the trending video created a storm over allegations of promoting premarital and extramarital sex, Deepika Padukone has finally broken her silence on the controversy.
In an interview, she said, "Mixed reactions did not bother me. It was a bit disappointing to know that certain lines were pulled out of context and blown completely out of proportion and we missed the larger point that the film was trying to make... And then in the process accusing me endorsing infidelity, I found that a bit silly, honestly."
Describing the institution of marriage as "holy and sacred", Deepika said, "I never have endorsed infidelity. I know what the institution of marriage means to me, It is extremely holy and sacred. I am someone, who completely believes in being faithful and honest and in trust. It is an institution I truly believe in. I am not defending anything, people are right in their place if they have an issue with it. I just felt disappointed that they felt I am endorsing certain things that I do not. I can clarify now and say no I do not endorse infidelity. I never have, never will.. it is something I have not put up in the past in my life as well."
Further she added, "When the script was shared with me, there was not one but a couple of lines that even I didn't agree with at a personal level but I realised they needed me more for the larger message the film was trying to make."
Deepika said that she too had objection on certain points of the video but still she shot it as it is about women empowerment. She said, "I went ahead and was more than happy to be a part of it because I realised myself that there was a larger issue that we were dealing with and that we are dealing with. Just like the other 98 women who were the part of the video, I agreed to be a part of it."