Five memorable performances of Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is one of the reigning actresses today. Her looks, grace and poise have made her click in the minds of viewers. Along with stunning looks, her acting skills and her chemistry with almost any leading man she is paired with have made her a much sought-after actress.

Here’s a look at some of her best performances.

  • Cocktail (2012)

This was a romantic medy drama, directed by Homi Adajania. It was a turning point in her career. Playing the role of Veronica, a fun-loving, free-spirited party girl in London who falls for Gautam (Saif Ali Khan), who, in turn, falls for Meera (Dana Penty), Veronica’s best friend. How the love triangle resolves is the rest of the story. Deepika’s hot look and her easy charm made her the highlight of this movie.

  • Chennai Express (2013)

The year 2013 was the high point of Deepika’s career. After successfully playing an urban nerd in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, she transformed into a traditional South Indian woman with a heavy accent in Chennai Express. Deepika looked every inch a Tamil girl, and spoke exactly like one. Paired with Shah Rukh Khan, she stood out in the film, while also showing off her comic side.

  • Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

In 2013, audiences were treated to another big hit of Deepika. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela became a huge commercial success. Based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Deepika just sizzled in the film. Her crackling chemistry with Ranveer Singh set the screen on fire. Excellent music helped the film to make it big.

  • Piku (2015)

In 2015, Deepika wowed the audiences with a very understated and controlled performance in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku. Playing a devoted daughter to an ageing and rigid man who is set in his ways, Deepika pulled off theportrayal of Piku with remarkable ease. Sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan was no mean achievement. The film also starred Irfan Khan, who takes Piku and her father to Kolkata from Delhi in his taxi.

  • Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Bajirao Mastani was Deepika’s second outing with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She played Mastani, a warrior and a passionate lover, who becomes the love interest of Ranvir Singh, who is already married to Priyanka Chopra. Her heavy costumes, her dance numbers and her overall presence in this period film were much appreciated by viewers and critics.


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