Deepika Padukone : I am not a star
She may have made her Bollywood debut with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and worked with biggies like Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan but actress Deepika Padukone feels that she is still not a star.
“I don’t think I am a star, I consider myself like any other girl who is of my age. Others may be working in office and doing different jobs. Similarly I don’t think I am doing something different.. I am also working. For me it is like I am doing something that I love and enjoy just like others do. I don’t see anything different,” Deepika said in an interview.
From her debut film ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007 to her upcoming release ‘Race 2’, Deepika’s journey has been eventful having worked with the likes of Prakash Jha and Imtiaz Ali.
“It has been learning experience. Every film teaches you something, every experience on every film set with every co-star teaches you something. You learn something new. I think the challenge is to keep working harder and doing better. I am enjoying my work,” she said.
“I feel today I have become a lot more comfortable. I think hard work and always trying to better myself is something that is an on-going process,” she added.
The 27-year-old feels one can achieve anything purely on basis of hard work.
“I don’t think you need any kind of backing here in the industry. I think what you achieve in your life is the result of your own talent and hard work. I think I have been lucky and fortunate enough to work with good people starting with SRK and Farah Khan who gave me an amazing launch,” she said.
Levi Strauss & Co. – Levi’s
Levi Strauss & Co. is an American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. It was founded in May 1853 when German immigrant Levi Strauss moved from Buttenheim, Bavaria, to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goods business. The company’s corporate headquarters is located in Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco.
German-Jewish immigrant Levi Strauss started the business at the 90 Sacramento Street address in San Francisco and then moved the location to 62 Sacramento Street. In 1858, the company was listed as Strauss, Levi (David Stern & Levis Strauss) importers clothing ,etc. 63 & 65 Sacramento St. (Today, on the current grounds of the 353 Sacramento Street Lobby) in the San Francisco Directory with Strauss serving as its sales manager and his brother-in-law, David Stern, as its manager. Jacob Davis, a Latvian-Jewish immigrant, was a Reno, Nevada tailor who frequently purchased bolts of cloth made from denim from Levi Strauss & Co.’s wholesale house. After one of Davis’ customers kept purchasing cloth to reinforce torn pants, he had an idea to use copper rivets to reinforce the points of strain, such as on the pocket corners and at the base of the button fly.
Levi’s Current products
As of 2019, the vast majority of Levi’s are made overseas in a number of developing countries, such as India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Indonesia, due to the availability of cheap labor and raw materials. Some styles in the “Levi’s Premium” and “Levi’s Vintage Clothing” lines are, however, made in the United States. The company produces much more than just jeans, including full lines of shirts, jackets, sweaters, underwear, socks, eyeglasses, accessories, shoes, dresses, skirts, and leather products. All jeans and pants are categorized by fit—skinny, slim, straight, bootcut, taper, relaxed, flare, and “big & tall”—identified by trademarked three digit numbers. The 501, the company’s original modern design, is available in styles for both men and women. The rest of the 500 series is designed for men, and the 300, 400, 700, and 800 series are designed for women.
PTI | Jan 24, 2013