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Telugu debut to foraying into OTT space, Deepika Padukone navigates multiple genres & mediums

Deepika Padukone Birthday: The Bollywood star has repeatedly won over the audience with her film choices. Not only has she aced her commercial cinema roles, but has also been associated with experimental and offbeat stories that matter. With Telugu debut opposite Prabhas and the digital release of Gehraiyaan, the actress shows her willingness to navigate various genres and mediums.

Vaishali Jain Written by: Vaishali Jain
New Delhi Updated on: January 05, 2022 10:38 IST
Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is a star who has aced at the myriad challenges of listing down a diverse filmography. In the coming year, the actress will not only be taking versatile roles to experiment with but will also be looking forward to varied mediums for the release of those films. She will be seen playing characters as different as chalk and cheese in her upcoming motley of films such as 'Fighter', 'Pathan', 'Gehraiyaan', 'The Intern' remake, in addition to her Telugu film debut opposite Prabhas in Nag Ashwin's 'Project K'. Furthermore, she will be beginning to work on her second Hollywood film. The yet-untitled International project is billed as a cross-cultural romantic comedy.

Deepika made her Bollywood debut with 'Om Shanti Om' in 2007. She played the role of a Bollywood superstar in it, and now subsequently, she has earned the same status in real life as well with blockbusters releases such as 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela', 'Bajirao Mastani', 'Cocktail', 'Padmaavat', 'Chennai Express' and 'Tamasha'. In the year 2017, Deepika made her Hollywood debut in 'XXX: The Return of Xander Cage', co-starring Vin Diesel. It had her doing some high octane stunt scenes including bike, combat and gun firing sequences.

More recently, Deepika made it into the list of 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine. Professionally, she is not only looking for varied characters toexperiment with but multiple mediums too. She's will have her first ever digital release 'Gehraiyaan' this month. Also starring youngsters Siddhant Chaturvedi, Dhairya Karwa and Ananya Panday, the movie seems to be an intense drama that will delve into the depths of complex modern relationships, adulting, letting go and taking control of ones' life.

The actress has repeatedly won the audience over with her film choices. Not only has she aced the roles in mainstream cinema, but has also been associated with experimental and offbeat stories that matter. 'Piku', 'Aarakshan', 'Finding Fanny' and 'Chhapaak' are only a few examples. 

Leaving an indelible mark, Deepika has risen as a personality that not only caters to the mass but niche audience too. Talking about the actress' global persona, Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group in a statement said, “There is a reason Deepika is one of the biggest global stars to come from India. She is enormously talented with an infectious personality and her profile continues to grow as an international superstar.”

However, 15 years into the film industry, Deepika still feels she has a lot to do and much more to achieve. In an earlier interaction with Film Companion, Deepika spoke about the path ahead. She said, “There’s so much more to accomplish,” adding, "The craft is developing, as seems to be the world; the tales we’re telling, the platforms on which these movies are released…so there’s much chance that it’s exhilarating. There’s still so much to accomplish.”

Wishing Deepika Padukone a very Happy Birthday!