‘Namma’ Deepika Padukone woos future business leaders in Bengaluru

Written by: Maitreyee
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Bengaluru, Dec 17: Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone is Bengaluru's darling and whenever she comes to her city she always receives a grand welcome. At the IIMB Leadership Summit 2016, organised by the IIMB Alumni Association, on Saturday, the Bajirao Mastani actress got a warm reception from her fans.

The audience mostly consisted of future business leaders and current students of the premier business school--Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)-who eagerly waited for her session, which was scheduled at the end of the evening.

Deepika woos future business leaders

Some of the previous speakers at the event were Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Chairperson of Manipal Global Education and former member of the board of directors of Infosys Mohandas Pai, to name a few.

However, no one was celebrated by the audience as much as Deepika, even when the event was dedicated to business and technology.

In fact, Kiran Majumdar Shaw, chairperson of IIMB Board and chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, while welcoming the actor on the stage called her 'Namma' (Our in Kannada) Deepika Padukone.

In a question and answer session moderated by senior editor Shekhar Gupta, Deepika spoke about her fight against mental health issues, including depression.

Deepika said she spoke about her personal experience with depression in public as she felt there was hope. "There is hope and there is a road to recovery."

When asked about why actors don't express their opinions about pressing political issues, Deepika said, "I speak only when I think my talking about the issue will help it in anyway, like I speak on depression."

The top star of Bollywood rued the fact that Bollywood has been made a scapegoat on various occasions.

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