Deepika Padukone turns 36: A look back at some of her iconic movies


New Delhi, Jan 5: Fondly known as the ‘Queen of hearts’, famous person Deepika Padukone turned 36 on Wednesday.
Born in Denmark to the well-known badminton participant Prakash Padukone, the actor, who was raised in Bangalore, has managed to depart a powerful imprint of her persona together with her grace, dedication in the direction of her work, and her humility.
Promising her followers a maverick shock every time she hits the general public gaze, on and off-screen, Deepika established herself as considered one of India’s most bankable stars.
Together with her impeccable journey within the cinema trade, she made her strategy to the worldwide platform and bagged a job within the American motion drama ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’.
Following the success of her critically and commercially hit movie ‘Padmaavat’, Deepika took a while off work to deal with her dwelling and household. In 2018, she shaped her personal firm, named Ka Productions. Her first manufacturing enterprise got here with ‘Chhapaak’ (2020), a drama by Meghna Gulzar, by which she starred as an acid assault survivor (based mostly on Laxmi Agarwal).
Because the actor turns a 12 months older on Wednesday, let’s revisit among the numerous character portrayals that Deepika has put in entrance of the viewers.
1. ‘Om Shanti Om’: Who can neglect the beautiful dimpled millennial star Shanti Priya, clad within the poppin pink colored saree, waving at her followers? What occurred with Shah Rukh Khan as Om in the meanwhile, occurs with all of us once we nonetheless watch that scene.
This 2007 film marked the debut of Deepika in Hindi cinema. The movie written and directed by Farah Khan and co-written by Mayur Puri and Mushtaq Shiekh starred Deepika because the love curiosity of Shah Rukh’s character–Om.
The movie revolves across the love story of Om, a junior artist in 1977 who has a crush on a secretly-married famous person, Shanti Priya– performed by Deepika. Her lover, a producer performed by Arjun Rampal, kills her in a fireplace; Om witnesses this and dies from the accidents sustained from making an attempt to rescue her. Reincarnated as a famous person in 2007, he seeks to avenge his love. ‘Om Shanti Om’ received a number of awards together with the Nationwide Movie Award for Greatest Manufacturing Design.
2. ‘Love Aaj Kal’: The 2009 film will certainly depart you teary-eyed each time you watch it. The Imtiaz Ali directorial ‘Love Aaj Kal’ stars Deepika and Saif Ali Khan within the lead roles.
In a technology-driven world the place love is on speed-dial, two lovers discover themselves overcoming distances, failures and heartbreaks to search out one another once more and protect the love that they had deserted. It was remade into Telugu as ‘Teen Maar’ (2011). Its successor of the identical title, additionally directed by Ali, was launched in 2020–starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan within the lead roles.
3. ‘Chennai Specific’: The 2013 romantic-comedy directed by Rohit Shetty proved to be a career-changing film for Deepika. The movie stars her as a South-Indian woman (Meena) who runs away from dwelling with the intention to shield herself from getting married forcefully.
‘Chennai Specific’ additionally stars Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul Mithaiwala, a person who by accident boards the eponymous prepare and journeys from Mumbai to Rameswaram with the daughter of an area don, Meena. Nevertheless, when he helps Meena, a runaway bride, board a prepare, he has to face the ire of her felony household.
The movie broke a number of field workplace information in India and overseas. It surpassed ‘3 Idiots’ (2009) to turn out to be the highest-grossing Bollywood movie worldwide at that time. It’s among the many highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all time worldwide.
4. ‘Ram Leela’: The 2013 movie directed by ace filmmaker Sanja Leela Bhansali is a tragic romance movie with a unfastened adaptation of the 1961 movie ‘West Aspect Story’. It stars Deepika and Ranveer Singh within the lead roles.
The storyline revolves across the love story of Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika), who love one another however can not keep collectively as their households, have been at conflict with one another for the previous 500 years. Ultimately, they each die and make sacrifices for his or her love. The movie was a blockbuster hit and likewise was the set the place reel-to-real love between Ranveer and Deepika emerged. The duo dated for greater than 4 years and tied the knot in 2018.
5. ‘Bajirao Mastani’: The 2015 Sanjay Leela Bhansali film is an epic historic romance movie starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika and Priyanka Chopra within the lead roles.
Primarily based on the Marathi fictional novel Rau by Nagnath S. Inamdar, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I (1700-1740 AD) and his second spouse, Mastani. The heroic Peshwa Bajirao (Ranveer), married to Kashibai (Priyanka), falls in love with Mastani (Deepika), a warrior princess in misery. They battle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative household.
‘Bajirao Mastani’ has additionally been famous for its scale, grandeur and a focus to element. It is without doubt one of the most costly Hindi movies, a serious industrial success and one of many highest-grossing Indian movies of all time.
6. ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’: The 2013 romantic comedy-drama movie directed by Ayan Mukherjee stars Deepika as Naina and Ranbir Kapoor as Kabir within the lead roles.
Kabir and Naina meet throughout a trekking journey the place she falls in love with him however refrains from expressing it. They quickly drift aside however find yourself assembly at a good friend’s wedding ceremony. Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur play supporting roles within the film that may be very well-liked amongst the youth. Since its launch in 2013, the movie has gone on to attain cult standing.
7. ‘Piku’: Shoojit Sircar’s 2015 comedy-drama movie stars Deepika, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan within the lead roles.
A street journey to Kolkata brings Piku, an architect, nearer to her ageing however nagging father Bhaskor Banerjee (Amitabh) regardless of their disparate ideologies and fights over trivial points. The movie was nominated for Greatest Movie within the 61st Filmfare Awards, in addition to different classes. Deepika received her second Filmfare Award for Greatest Actress, and Amitabh Bachchan obtained his record-setting fourth Nationwide Movie Award for Greatest Actor on the 63rd Nationwide Movie Awards and his record-setting third Filmfare Critics Award for Greatest Actor for his efficiency.
To checklist a number of of Deepika Padukone’s iconic motion pictures is as troublesome as boiling the ocean. The famous person’s different motion pictures comparable to ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Chhapak’, ‘Cocktail’, and ‘Tamasha’ amongst a number of others have already set a particular place within the hearts of her followers.
In the meantime, the actor, who was final seen within the sports activities drama ’83’, has numerous highly-anticipated motion pictures in her kitty together with ‘Fighter’ with Hrithik Roshan, ‘Pathan’ with Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Undertaking Okay’ with Amitabh Bachchan and Prabhas, and ‘Gehraiyaan’ starring Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa. (Businesses)