Deepika Padukone says she is not someone who would keep up with the changing trends in the field of technology but acknowledges the fact that it is an important part of our lives.
The 31-year-old actress says for her photographs are about collecting memories. “I don’t consider myself as a tech-savvy person. I understand it is important to keep up with the knowledge that technology can do to our lives today. But, in a lot of ways, I’m very old school and I would like to keep it that way. Yes, I would like to indulge my fans with selfies. But for me, it’s about the memory,” says Deepika.
The Bajirao Mastani star says she often notices a shift in people whenever they hear a camera getting ready to click their photographs. “There’s a tendency to worry about the way you look when cameras are switched on. I sense a change in the body language of people. But I feel best moments are captured when they are candid, fun and real. Whether, it’s a picture of yourself or with your families, they are memories. Our lives are all about those memories that you have shared with these people.”
Deepika, who was in the capital for the launch of Oppo F3 Plus smartophone, says while people are clicking more pictures these days, she hopes that they would go to the old way of creating albums. “Sometimes I flip through old albums that remind me of meeting someone or about an old experience. People take a lot of pictures nowadays but I don’t think we are in the habit of putting them in an album like we used to.
“So, maybe that’s something I’d like to go back to… Not just about capturing it on a device but getting the pictures developed and putting them in an album.” The actress says she prefers a groupfie (a term she admits she learnt today) over selfie as the picture will end up capturing more memories.
Deepika says although her most memorable selfie moments are with her friends and family, she also cherishes taking selfies with fans. “The way some fans approach us… They often act a little funny and how they feel a little nervous around us. Sometimes, it gets unnerving but I feel for them,” she says.
When asked whether she would like to work in a film shot on a smartphone, Deepika says she would readily do it for the creative experience. “I feel smartphones give you the power to tell the story you want to. Whether it’s making a film on my own or featuring in a film that has been shot on a smartphone, if the director wants to shoot a film like that, I’m all game.”