There has been no looking back for her since her first release as the leading lady in the King Khan starrer mega movie Om Shanti Om. The new found stardom helped her bag meaty roles opposite the who’s who of the Hindi film industry. Deepika Padukone was dubbed by many as the most promising newcomer of recent times after the grand success of her maiden venture.
The model turned actress was the most talked about debutant of 2007 and was even compared with the likes of Aishwariya Rai Bachchan. She has had her share of controversies after being linked up for her alleged romantic liasons with cricketer Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and model Nihar Pandya. She has also been said to be the lady love of the much acclaimed actor, Ranbir Kapoor, who started dating each other after their shoot in Australia. But the rising star remains unfazed and chooses to avoid talking about her love affairs.
Deepika has again been in the news for quite sometime now because she was spotted with the Kingfisher scion Siddharth Mallya at IPL events (and Salman Khan’s sister Arpita’s birthday party), both of whom are very ‘good friends’. The long legged beauty who is otherwise politically correct, raised eyebrows with her over-the-top remarks on Ranbir Kapoor and many feel she has gone overboard with her comment when she answered Ranbir should endorse a brand of condoms in a TV program (to host Karan Johar in Koffee with Karan)! This has become the talk of the town but the gorgeous lady cannot care less. She likes to be in the limelight and poses generously for the shutterbugs.
Daughter of Prakash Padukone, retired Badminton player of international repute, the twenty-five year old stylish lady has been the brand ambassador of Tissot SA, Maybelline, Close Up, Liril, Kingfisher Airlines, Pepsi, Levi Strauss, Limca, Parachute hair oil and she is also the face of Neutrogena Fainess Cream and Dubai’s Aspire Real Estate. A study revealed her brand valuation falls in the category of famous celebrities and that she has joined the league of top notch actors. She is on a signing spree and the industry is expecting lot from her.