Director Nag Ashwin: Deepika Padukone Is Key to Kalki 2898 AD Story

Entertainment: “If you remove her character, there is no story. There is no Kalki” says director Nag Ashwin on Deepika Padukone’s awe-inspiring character in Kalki 2898 AD!

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The recent blockbuster "Kalki 2898 AD" has captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide. At the heart of this futuristic epic is Deepika Padukone, whose performance has not only been pivotal to the storyline but has also earned her widespread acclaim as the film's attraction - with her fire scene being the most talked about scene. 


Deepika Padukone: 'Kalki 2898 AD' Star and the New 'Khaleesi'

From the moment "Kalki 2898 AD" hit theaters, viewers have been quick to hail her as the ‘soul of the film’. With fans and critics alike praising her powerful presence and nuanced performance, Deepika Padukone walking through flames, a moment that has gone viral since the film's release - has resonated deeply with audiences worldwide. The striking visual has led many to dub her the new "Khaleesi," drawing comparisons to the iconic character from "Game of Thrones."

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In a recent interview, Director Nag Ashwin himself called the scene his favorite in the entire film. He said, "The visual of that scene and the way Deepika holds herself – the poise. I told her that if everything goes well, this is a movie poster that will live longer than you and me probably."


Nag Ashwin did not hesitate to emphasize Deepika's critical importance to the storyline. He revealed that extensive discussions during the writing process underlines her character's significance. "She is the most important part of the story. We had a lot of discussions on it when we were writing as well. I think the simplest answer that we arrived at was whose character do you remove and the story does not exist? And that became Deepika's character. Because if you remove her character, there is no story. There is no Kalki” he added.

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These statements from the director reaffirm what fans have been feeling since the film's release: Deepika Padukone is not just a part of "Kalki 2898 AD" – she is its very essence. As "Kalki 2898 AD" continues to captivate viewers, Deepika's role will undoubtedly be remembered as the heart and soul of this blockbuster hit.

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