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Deepika to spend Diwali with her family in Bangalore


Several Bollywood actors have set up their base in Mumbai for work. However, they try to visit their homes during festive times. Deepika Padukone, who hails from Bangalore, too,is all set to go home to celebrate Diwali with her mother Ujwala, father Prakash and sister Anisha.

The actor has had a packed schedule this year due to her shooting stints in Toronto, Canada, for her first Hollywood film, starring Vin Diesel. Now that the shoot has been completed, she will begin working for film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next.

“Next week onward, Deepika will begin shooting for Padmavati. It is going to be hectic, and the weekend is the only time that she will get to spend with her family. Since Diwali falls during the weekend (Sunday, October 30), the actor will fly to Bangalore to celebrate the festival with them,” says a source.

The source adds that Deepika will be leaving for Bangalore on October 28.

When contacted, Deepika says, “Diwali is the festival of lights, joy and happiness. It has always been a very special festival for all of us. So, I decided to spend quality time with my family before I immerse myself in Padmavati.”