In 2007, Bollywood was introduced to another beautiful face in the form of Deepika Padukone. Right from her debut, she became the heartthrob of many. Amidst many ups and downs, she has established herself as one of the leading actresses in Bollywood. Today, Deepika Padukone celebrates her 32nd Birthday. With a career spanning over a decade, we bring you top 10 iconic roles played by Deepika Padukone.
1. Om Shanti Om
Deepika had a dream debut which only a few can imagine. Who can forget the amazing pair in the movie, Om Shanti Om, directed by Farah Khan? The film, dealing with rebirth, was definitely worth watching owing to the amazing cinematography and picturization. Add to it the beautiful songs, it also became one of the highest grossing films of that year.
2. Love Aaj Kal
Meera Pandit definitely has a place in our hearts. The film, starring Saif Ali Khan and directed by Imtiaz Ali dealt with a couple breaking up and ultimately patching up again. Just one of those films which tries to portray that its still possible to remain friends in spite of no longer being in a relationship. We can never forget the breakup party that they had.
This is when everything just swung in Deepika’s favour. Everyone just loved her party-loving avatar in a film that definitely has a place in our hearts. The film also marked the debut of Diana Penty, a girl who is all set to make her mark in Bollywood once again with Parmanu, her upcoming film dealing with the nuclear bomb tests conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998.
4. Race 2
2013 was the year of Deepika Padukone and it started with Race 2, the first blockbuster of 2013. Carrying an ensemble cast consisting of Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel, this was one movie that definitely kept us at the edge of our seats.
5. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
This movie definitely gave us some travel goals. Starting with the cinematography and leading up to the music, everything about this movie was definitely pitch perfect. The songs of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani definitely grabbed a permanent place in our playlists.
6. Chennai Express
“Kaha se kharidi aisi BAKWAAAS dictionary”. Deepika definitely slayed it this time owing to her South Indian avatar. Chennai Express, after its release, topped the box office and was the highest grosser of all time until it was surpassed by PK.
7. Goliyon ki Raasleela -Ram-Leela
The final film of 2017 starring Deepika Padukone, and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali was another blockbuster. Ranveer Singh’s physique was way too hot to handle and so was Deepika demeanour.
8. Bajirao Mastani
Every second of Bajirao Mastani hinted at royalty. Sanjay Leela Bhansali showed us what perfection is. The music, the characters, the dialogues, the acting scenario, the locations all of them brought a new era to Indian cinema.
9. XXX : The Return of Xander Cage
Deepika’s Hollywood debut was something that every Indian would be proud of. Although she did not share enough screen space as much as one would expect, her intense dedication, especially in action sequences were definitely worth a watch.
Yes, the name no longer has an “i”. We know that the movie has not yet released, but we are sure that this would be the most iconic role that Deepika has ever portrayed. The film now has a new release date i.e. 9th February 2018. Hopefully, it gets a proper release. Fingers crossed.
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Also read – Top ten most awaited Bollywood movies of 2018.