India has long been considered one of the world’s most backward countries, with a record of decades of repression of political dissent.
But in recent years, the country’s film industry has been making strides.
But the country is still struggling to catch up with its neighbours and has been forced to adapt to the new digital age.
As part of an initiative to highlight India’s film and television industry, the Times of Indias’ programme India, starring Deepika Padukone, has been released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s independence.
As Padukones star in India’s Independence Day movie, Padukona has been the face of the country for more than 40 years, and she has a colourful past.
Padukone’s career has taken many twists and turns.
She was arrested in 1969 for allegedly raping and murdering a man, and in 1995, she was acquitted of the crime.
She was convicted of the murder of a journalist in 2005, and sentenced to 15 years in jail.
In 2010, she released a film about the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but the film was shot down by the Indian government.
She has also been accused of rape, kidnapping and murder by a group of activists who accused her of sexual harassment.
Ahead of the film’s release, The Times Of India spoke to some of the actors who have been working with Padukonas film, which has earned Padukoning the nickname “Unfortunate Indian”.
What’s an unfortunate story?
Deepika Paduani, the Indian actress, who has been a part of several Hindi films, has had a very troubled history.
Paduanyan had a history of sexual abuse by her father, and it was not until she turned 18 that she went public with her story.
She had been sexually assaulted by her husband, who was also a police officer.
She said she was raped by him for more years than she could remember, and that he also beat her.
In the early 1990s, she had an arranged marriage with an officer of the Indian Police Service, but her husband filed for divorce when he realised that she was pregnant.
After the divorce, she got pregnant again and her baby was born in 2000.
Her life was very complicated.
In 2002, she met and married another officer of a different police force, and the two were separated.
Her husband was eventually killed by the army, and her daughter was taken away from her.
When she was 16, she returned to the police, and after a short period of time, she became a regular member of the team.
Was it a good choice?
No, it wasn’t.
I had a family.
I have a child and I need to support her, she said.
I was lucky.
I was a good officer, she added.
But it was a bad choice.
Was it a bad time?
Yes, it was.
But at the time, I was in a very bad situation.
I couldn’t work.
I needed a job, so I joined the police.
Did you have any choice?
I wanted to work, but I couldn.
Was there a problem?
I knew the police and I was good.
I worked hard, but they did not give me a good salary.
I didn’t know anyone in the police station, she explained.
Did they give you any money?
No, I never got any money.
Was that the best thing you could have done?
The only thing I can say is that I was lucky because my family was very supportive of me, and I am very grateful for them.
What happened to the children after you returned to your home country?
I think I got a little scared, Paduona said.
I didn’t think I would be able to work again.
My children were taken away, and they never saw me again.
Why did you leave the police?
They did not want to give me any money, she answered.
They told me that I had committed a crime.
I said I was only trying to save my children.
I went to the court to get a divorce.
The court decided to grant it, and there was a divorce and I went back to India.
How did you feel when you got back?
I am thankful for my children, she recalled.
But I was so sad.
How can you be happy when your children are taken away?
I was happy when I got back.
How are you going to make it in India?
I will do my best to make my career, Padupan said.
What is your job?
I play a role in the film industry, she joked.
I am also a singer, she revealed.
What’s next for you?
I want to sing, she laughed.
Do you have a favorite movie?
I like many Indian films.
I think it is a good time to look back.
I feel good about it.
Is there anything you would like to tell your children?