Deepika Padukone has come a long way indeed since she started her career in 2006. It has been a decade in Bollywood and she has already done a Hollywood movie XXX: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel that is releasing on 19th January. From being called an undeserving and an overrated actor, she has come a long way and made her mark in the industry.
Here are few reasons, which makesDeepika one of the top actresses in the industry:
- Being asked to undergo plastic surgery
Deepika Padukone was felicitated at the event “Outlook Business-Women of Worth” where she confessed that she was given a very weird career advice. Deepika who is considered to be one of the most beautiful women in India was advised to undergo plastic surgery before she joined Bollywood.
- Her hard work and choice of films
Starting her career with Om Shanti Om and being launched in a Shah Rukh Khan movie, Deepika got a start which few new-comers get. Even after this film, Deepika played her cards rightly, and also won appreciation and awards for her three movies that she did in 2015- Piku, Tamasha, and Bajirao Mastani. She did not have any releases in 2016 and has an upcoming film Padmavati which is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2017.
- Ranked 10th on Forbes List
In 2016, Deepika Padukone has made it to Forbes’ highest paid actresses list and has been ranked 10th. She features on this list along with Scarlett Johnson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Melissa McCarthy. Thus, she in not only India’s top-paid actress, Deepika is also one of the highest paid actresses in the world. Her earnings are approximate $10 million according to Forbes.
- Is a Style Icon
Deepika has always been appreciated for her dressing-up, the way she carries herself and it is a fact that whatever she wears becomes a fashion statement. Deepika has a tendency of making any kind of clothes look good on her. This is the reason why stylists and designers love working with her.
- Is Versatile
Deepika as an actor is very versatile. She rocked a party-lover girl look in Cocktail, was more than convincing as a traditional Gujju girl in Ram-Leela, played a South-Indian girl in Chennai Express, was a perfect royal princess in Bajirao-Mastani, and a simple nerdy girl in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Her acting was largely criticized during her Love Aaj Kal days but she has shut every critic’s mouth with such films.
- Openly Admitted about her depression
In a country, where every step of a celebrity is highly and deeply scanned, Deepika came out and openly admitted her struggle with depression. It does take a lot of guts to do that and she was very vocal about the same which actually is very
admirable. Her aim to talk about her own experience with depression was to create a social awareness about it and she did manage to do it well.
- Her Awards
Deepika has gone justice to her every role and till date has won 40 awards. Apart from awards that she got for her films, she won awards for being the Most Desirable Woman by TOI in 2013, CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in 2013, NDTV’s Entertainer of The Year in 2013, Star Of The Year in 2014, NDTV Indian of the Year in 2016 and many more.