Before Gehraiyaan, the 10 best Birthday Girl Deepika Padukone movies
Bollywood’s Mastani Deepika Padukone celebrates her birthday today, January 5th. Deepika comes from a sporting family but has managed to succeed in Bollywood thanks to her talent and hard work. She started her career in modeling and her entry into the movie industry started with a big bang! However, the actress tasted a range of flops soon after. Just like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Deepika returned to action with Cocktail, and since then there has been no turning back. She has now become more demanding with the scripts and that probably played a huge role in her success as well. On the occasion of Deepika Padukone’s birthday today, here is a list of the best Birthday Girl movies.
OM SHANTI OM
Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut with Om Shanti Om (2007) and immediately carved out a niche for herself. Despite being paired with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the film, Deepika made sure that a significant portion of the spotlight was on her.
Deepika has often shared in interviews that Cocktail has brought a 180 degree turn to her film career. Admit it or not, we all wanted to be like Veronica (her character in the movie), at some point. From her dress sense to delivering dialogue to her acting, Deepika has proven her courage as an actress with the film. This year will mark the 10th anniversary of Cocktail’s release and we still wonder why she didn’t have the guy at the end. Never mind!
YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI
Then came Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani in 2013 and that’s how we started calling our friends who wear glasses, “Scholar Naina”! The chemistry of Naina and Bunny (Deepika and Ranbir Kapoor, respectively) in Ayan Mukerji’s directing business struck a chord and continues to do so. Those who think Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is their “comfort movie”, raise your hand! (Psst, we are already doing this in the background)
2013 was the year of Deepika Padukone! After its phenomenal success with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, directorial project Rohit Shetty Chennai Express, starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, became a smash hit. It’s been 9 years since the film was released and we still can’t get over Meenamma’s accent. Can you?
GOLIYON KI RAASLEELA RAM – LEELA
Ram Leela was Deepika Padukone’s answer to those who questioned her acting skills. Ram Leela (2013) was where audiences watched Deepika grow up as an actress. It was also on the sets of the film that she met the love of her life, Ranveer Singh, whom she later married on November 14, 2018.
Deepika Padukone as the protagonist of Shoojit Sircar’s Piku continues to warm our hearts. The actress shared screen space with film stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan and the late Irrfan, and managed to shine brightly. PS, how many of you copied Piku’s kurta-kohl-bindi look after the movie came out?
Imtiaz Ali’s romantic drama starred Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor as the lead. Although Tamasha (2015) failed to break the box office, Deepika as Tara continues to be one of her best onscreen characters.
Deepika played Mastani in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, which also starred Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. From his keychain to his outfit through the delivery of the dialogues, everything was synchronized for Deepika. The film became a huge success.
Deepika Padukone once again starred as the protagonist in Padmaavat, released on January 25, 2018. The film starred Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, with the exception of Deepika. Although the film was embroiled in a lot of controversy before its release, Padmaavat enjoyed a peaceful execution in theaters. Deepika, as Rani Padmaavati, once again stood out with her acting skills.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak was bold, honest, and quite ambitious. The role of Deepika was based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor, and she tried it out with the utmost sensitivity. Chhapaak clashed with Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior at the box office in January 2020, and despite that, he managed to hang on. Glory!
Gehraiyaan is yet to be released, but judging by the way it looks, we’re sure the film will mark another milestone in Deepika Padukone’s career. The film was previously scheduled for release on January 25, 2022. On her birthday, the actress today announced the film’s new release date of February 11. Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi play a central role in directorial project Shakun Batra. Gehraiyaan will be released on Amazon Prime Video.
Now that we have a list of her top movies, here’s a very happy birthday to the lovely Deepika Padukone!
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