Deepika Padukone celebrates her 33rd birthday today and the actress who has redefined personification of grace and terrific success in such Speedy Gonzales manner. From starting with a super-hit debut film to going average in the middle to again rising to an unattainable top, Deepika has done and seen it all. And let’s not forget the kind of roller-coaster of a private life she has had. Here’s decoding the cinematic saga Deepika Padukone is…
The birthday girl Deepika Padukone made her dreamy debut with Om Shanti Om opposite Shah Rukh Khan and became Bollywood’s original Shantipriya. She was loved, appreciated and got a warm welcome all thanks to the natural vibe she bought onscreen. She also went on to win the Best Debut Actress major awards and declared that she has arrived. What happened afterwards is not a mystery and it is accurately one of the most beautiful journeys in the recent times.
Tasting success right from her first film, Deepika was steady in her career and hardly lost out on major opportunities. Despite being an outsider, she paved her path to stardom in a few years and was there but still not yet. She did masala films, out & out entertainers and even item songs to reach the peak. She was also okay with being the HEROINE in a film where the actor has the core content in the film after all that is the way it is in Bollywood. You win some, you lose some!
It was time that Padukone had to make a solid comeback and not just be a leggy lass who can dance well and look pitch-perfect. Her career-defining role came in Cocktail in which her character Veronica could make any actress envious. Veronica was a wildfire but was vulnerable as well. A strong and independent hottie who wanted some love in her life but as she was the troublemaker, troubles came naturally to her and still she managed well for herself. Adapting to the skin of the character at every trait, Padukone took away all the accolades and out shined every other actor in the frame. DP was back and how!
While Veronica grabbed eyeballs wherever she went, her next film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani where she played the most adorable girl next door Naina, who had both dreams & twinkles in her eyes and a certain quest for love did the trick for the actress. She was loved throughout and it marked her reunion with Ranbir Kapoor after all the drama but she made it look like a cakewalk. Well, that is what an artist has to do to become extra-ordinary from ordinary.
What followed next was beautiful, legendary, unique and nothing less than a fairy-tale. Deepika saw it all from superlative success to having depression and emerging like a true brave-heart not forgetting finding her life-partner and love in the dynamic Ranveer Singh. She looks the happiest in her life and her expressions & smile says it all. We are sure the journey has a lot lot more to offer as an actor and a human and we are waiting eagerly to see her rise again and be triumphant like a true warrior woman. Happy Birthday Miss Padukone oops Mrs Padukone Singh Bhavnani!