However, her ability to make bank is far from the only thing we love about Deepika. In fact, if we try to count the things we love about her, it wouldn’t even be in the top 100! Deepika, who completes 8 years in the film industry today, isn’t going away anytime soon. And we are glad! For now, let’s celebrate the milestone by looking back at the 8 times Deepika Padukone was the Queen of Bollywood:
When She Used Her Platform for the Greater Good
Deepika Padukone was a sight to behold at the MAMI Movie Mela. But she’s not just a pretty face, is she? The actress used her time on stage to talk about the wage gap between men and women. Trust this amazing lady to use her platform for the greater good!
When She Preferred Bollywood Over Hollywood
Bollywood is filled with actors who are just biding their time until their big Hollywood offer. Deepika Padukone isn’t one of them. Though the actress has received her fair share of offers and even received John Travolta‘s stamp of approval, she has never forgotten where her roots lie.
When She Wasn’t Afraid to Take a Risk
Deepika, who made her debut opposite SRK, has never had a shortage of offers for films. In spite of this, the actress has taken a risk and put her heart into smaller, yet equally amazing flicks like Finding Fanny.
When She Helped Reduce the Stigma Surrounding Depression
It’s not easy to speak out about something as personal and crippling as mental illness. However, Deepika did her part to raise awareness about depression in a heartfelt interview with Barkha Dutt.When She Was a Fashion Goddess
The only thing as beautiful as Deepika? Her breath-taking outfits, of course! From her ravishing red carpet looks to her smart street style, there’s nothing Deepika can’t pull off. In fact, she could probably make a gunny bag look like couture.When She Wasn’t Afraid to Call a Leading Publication Out
It’s not unusual for a publication to use "scandalous" headlines to get a higher readership. But when one newspaper took things a little too far, Deepika took to Twitter to call them out immediately. You go, girl!
When She Gave Roger Federer a Run for His Money
It’s common knowledge that Deepika knows a thing or two about badminton. But as it turns out, the actress is just as good at tennis! In fact, she took to the court with Roger Federer, and still managed to impress!Every Single Time We Saw Her On Screen
Deepika is a delight to watch on screen, and not just because she’s so beautiful. Every single time she’s on the silver screen, the lovely lady manages to amaze viewers with her charisma and her acting skills… Even though we’ve been seeing her for eight years now!