From being a mesmerising beauty to an actor who is steady at her craft, Deepika Padukone is someone whose smile can light up the faces of millions of fans. She made her Hindi film debut with Om Shanti Om (2007) and after that, there was no looking back for her.
In 2017, Forbes named Deepika as the highest paid actress in India. Deepika made around Rs 70 crores.
However, what we wonder about is how did this magnificent beauty rule our hearts with or without a silver screen release in 2017. We have jotted down a list of reasons which make us think why the Padmavati actress ruled Bollywood and what helped her retain her no. 1 position.
Big Hollywood debut
Though Deepika didn’t appear in any of the Hindi movies this year, she made a mark in Hollywood with her debut film xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Not only Priyanka, now Deepika also falls under the most known actress from Bollywood category. Her co-star Vin Diesel is so fond of her that he visited India on a tour in 2017.
Post making the transition from Bollywood to Hollywood in Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Deepika attended many international events like the MET Gala, Cannes. Her impeccable style made the international media fell prey to Deepika’s killer looks and fabulous fashion statements, making her the ultimate fashion queen of 2017.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’, the Deepika Padukone–Shahid Kapoor–Ranveer Singh starrer film has been embroiled in controversy all year round. Padmavati got caught in a controversy after several Rajput groups alleged that history has been “distorted” in the movie. The protests have stalled the release of the film, which was scheduled on December 1. Deepika Padukone has issued death threats which were quite worrisome. The controversies revolving around Padmavati kept Deepika much in news.
The Deep-Veer Story
Despite never really admitting to being in a relationship, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have expressed admiration for each other several times. And their PDA speaks volumes about their off-screen equation. They are often spotted on an intimate dinner date, long night rides or just while cruising along in the city. The news is abuzz that DeepVeer will be celebrating New Year at a resort with a private beach in the Maldives.
Social Media Queen
Deepika has a huge fan base across the world. Her social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook don’t only have the followers, but also have fan clubs. Padukone has built a community of 20 million followers on Instagram and she shared her milestone achievement by posting a picture of her happily holding her award.