Deepika Padukone has been on a roll! The Cocktail actress has risen fast in Bollywood and has her own group of loyalists and supporters. And this has come from the actress who, few years back, did not have a lot of successful films to her credit, but for her debut. She is now in the A-List of Bollywood actors.
Her performances in films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and the recent hit Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela has had Deepika stump everyone. She has risen like a phoenix and has silenced her critics for good.
Deepika, slowly and steadily, has definitely won the race. At present, she is the only actress in Bollywood whose last three films (Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express), have grossed over 500 crores. All the three movies released in 2012. She is the exclusive member of the privileged club and has beaten other Bollywood actresses at their own game. This is quite an achievement for any actor in Bollywood, much more for an actress. She has not only proved her acting skills, but also that she has her own weight in the industry and can add significant contributions to the project.
And most notably, Deepika has certainly beaten her most noteworthy competitor, Katrina Kaif, who is reportedly dating her ex, Ranbir Kapoor. In an online poll for Times top 50 Most Desirable Women of 2012, Deepika stood at the number one spot, beating Katrina Kaif. She has emerged as the most searched for celebrity on the internet in an online poll, a title previously held by Katrina. She has also been voted as the World’s Sexiest Woman (FHM). And icing on the cake is that she has been bagging a lot of endorsements and commercials at a steady rate, following her popularity with the audiences.