It would not be wrong to call Deepika Padukone India’s Diva. In the last couple of years, she has emerged as the prima donna of Hindi cinema. In fact post 2013, there has been absolute no stopping for Deepika – anything she has touched, has turned to gold at the box office. From Chennai Express and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013 to Padmaavat in 2018, there has been hardly an appearance where she hasn’t made a mark. What’s more is that Deepika is also among the most honest and candid stars in Bollywood. Be it her relationships or her illness, she has spoken about it in the public.
While she and Ranveer Singh, who began dating during the making of their film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela (2013), have both been very discreet about their relationship, but in the past, she has never hidden her relationships, either with Ranbir Kapoor or Siddharth Mallya (whom she briefly dated). Around the time her career was going great guns, she was also she was also diagnosed with depression. This was sometime in 2014. For her to speak openly about it, despite being a huge star, was remarkable. She not only spoke about her own battle but has become a champion for the cause with her foundation.
The journey of 12 years was not easy for Deepika but the Donna of Bollywood proved to be a fighter.Let us look at the best Character roles performed by Deepika Padukone.
Deepika was given a chance to choose between the characters Veronica and Meera and she chose the first one as the character gave her a chance to prove herself as an actress and she was right. Deepika was on a strict diet to play the role and she was lauded for her commendable performance. The movie became a hit and from there on, there was no looking back for her.
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani: Naina
The role Naina from YJHD earned her a huge fan base and the movie also brought a lot of changes in her career. Critics applauded her act in the movie as the best performance so far from the beginning of her career. How can we forget her emotional dialogue from this romantic comedy – “Mujhe Tumse Pyaar Hojayegaa… Phirse”.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela : Leela
Deepika in the role of Leela from the movie which was an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet was simply stunning. The actress went on to win a Filmfare award in the ‘Best Actress’ category. She just nailed the Leela character
Deepika carried that girl next door look effortlessly and she perfected her role of a daughter with much ease. The role earned her third Filmfare and not many from the current generation dare to do such kind of roles. Her no make-up look, casual attire and her character who cares for her father is lauded by many.
Bajirao Mastani: Mastani
Deepika left everyone spellbound with her role as Mastani. The actress was trained in horse-riding, sword-fighting and also Kalaripayattu to play the warrior princess. She was lauded for her subtle performance.
Padmaavat :Rani Padmavati
Deepika’s character as Rani Padmavati was about a queen who considered her dignity and her kingdom to be more important than her life. Despite of the controversies that surrounded the film it was Deepika’s fanbase that contributed to the success of the movie.
After delivering such power packed roles lets see what this year has in store for Deepika Padukone.