Making her debut in the industry opposite SRK is not any child’s play! And yet Deepika Padukone seemed to have caught our attention with her screen presence and her beautiful smile. Her portrayal of the role of the yesteryear actress, Shantipriya made the audience fall in love with her at first glance. The road to success for this South Indian beauty wasn’t easy. With a string of flops and roles, which did not do justice to her skills, she was becoming a lost cause or just one of those actresses who would just come and go. Her personal life was always in the public eye. Her very public breakup with Ranbir Kapoor was much talked about and didn’t do much for Deepika’s image in the industry. With this breakup came a string of link ups with other actors, businessmen and sportsmen. She was mocked for being jinxed as anyone she was linked up with would end up not doing so well in his venture. After a hell lot of negativity came the winning stride with Cocktail! Her portrayal of Veronica was much appreciated by everyone and after that there was no turning back for this diva! Ever since then she has worked with the best in the industry and given us stellar performances in Piku, Bajirao Mastani, Ram Leela, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and made her international debut opposite Vin Diesel in xXx: return of Xander Cage.
On the occasion of her birthday, lets celebrate this beauty and her best roles so far, which have made a place in our hearts!
1. Veronica in Cocktail!
Deepika’s portrayal of Vernoica made us want to unleash the bad girl within us! She was carefree, independent, fun and a complete badass! She could dance of a tabletop screaming her lungs out and we would just sit and stare because she looked so good even when she was doing that! This was one of those breakthrough performances by DeePee.
2. Naina in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
She came together with her ex flame Ranbir Kapoor for this one and gave us a film, which we could never forget! Her portrayal of Naina, a girl next door was perfect with the right amount of innocence and sass. She looked stunning in this one and made us fall in love with her a little more!
3. Tara in Tamasha
Being her playful self in this one. Deepika shows why she is so well appreciated as an actor in the industry! Her collaboration with Ranbir has always done wonders, but this time even though the movie didn’t do as well as others. She was appreciated for her portrayal of the role.
4. Meena in Chennai Express
We saw a different side of Deepika in this one opposite SRK and under the direction of Rohit Shetty. She made us laugh like never before with her portrayal of a South Indian girl who has run away from home. Her comic timing and chemistry with King Khan was much appreciated.
5. Leela in Goliyon kis Rasleela Ram Leela
This film gave us the much-loved couple DeepVeer! Her portrayal of the Indian version of Juliet was so realistic and she made us want to drown in those gorgeous brown Kohl rimmed eyes. Bhansali is a charmer and he gave her the perfect role to play!
6. Piku in Piku
Another stellar performance by yours truly! Sharing screen space with none other than Big B and yet aweing the audience with her performance! Deepika played the role with such finesse that it gave her great national recognition! She made us laugh and cry and feel every emotion the character felt!
7. Mastani in Bajirao Mastani
This one is a personal favourite! Her adaa and fierceness as Mastani Bai has enraptured every spectator’s heart! She looked like a complete goddess and proved that she can really act and dance! Her chemistry with Ranveer is so refreshing and we couldn’t just get enough of it!
We at Dopewope are in love with Deepika Truly, Madly and Deeply! And we wish her the best for all her future projects! Specially Padmavati!