Deepika Padukone's journey in Bollywood is one to watch out for: From Om Shanti Om to Padmavati

FP Staff

Jan,05 2018 16:09 31 IST


Deepika Padukone debuted in Bollywood with Farah Khan's 2007 film Om Shanti Om. She starred in a double role along with Shah Rukh Khan in this tale of romance and reincarnation. She won all the awards for Best Debut Performance that year. Facebook


Cocktail, as a matter of fact, is the most important film in Padukone's career. After Om Shanti Om, Padukone did a couple of films but none could establish her as an actress. And then in 2012, Cocktail arrived and her career's graph took an astronomical leap. Facebook


In Ayan Mukerji's 2013 film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Padukone was seen along with ex-lover Ranbir Kapoor. Both Kapoor and Padukone proved that professional careers shouldn't get affected with hatchets of the past. The film went on to become one the year's highest grossers. Facebook


In 2013, Padukone was again seen with SRK in Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express. Dressed in a traditional south Indian attire, Padukone displayed a range of emotions in an otherwise rom-com-action-drama. Facebook


But, it was Goliyon ki Rasleela: Ram Leela (2013) that took Padukone at the top of her game. She starred in this Romeo-Juliet adaptation of Sanjay Leela Bhansali opposite Ranveer Singh. Her performance was widely lauded and she went on to win major awards for the film during the whole year. Facebook


In 2015, she starred in Bhansali's next Bajirao Mastani, opposite Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. From being a fiesty warrior to a passionate lover, Padukone brought Mastani alive on screen. She again went on to win major awards for the film. Facebook


The same year, 2015, she was seen in Shoojit Sircar's Piku opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She performed her way into the hearts of millions as the doting and caring daughter of a senile and constipation-obsessed Bengali father (played by Bachchan). She nearly won all the Best Actress trophies that year for her impeccable performance in the film. Facebook


In 2017, Padukone charted into Hollywood with xXx: Return of the Xander Cage along with Vin Diesel. She did some hardcore stunts in the high-octane action film. Facebook


Her most recent outing Padmavati has been embroiled in a controversy ever since it went into production. Helmed by Bhansali and co-starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, this film is unarguably the most ambitious film in Padukone's career. Due to surging protests against the film, its release was pushed to 2018 in lieu of 1 December, 2017. Facebook