Deepika Padukone has a fan in Sridevi!

Yup, for the English Vinglish actor, it’s Dippy who rules. But then Sri is not the only one. Ranbir Kapoor too is floored by his ex’s improved avatar. So what really changed?

Deepika Padukone is grinning from ear to ear. And why not? After all, compliments for her acting prowess are pouring in from almost all directions. And the newest entree to Dippy’s ever growing fan-list is none other than the English Vinglish actor Sridevi. Whoa!

During an interview, when Sridevi was quizzed about who her favourite B-town heroine is, she revealed that she really likes Deepika’s work. Waah! On hearing this, our humble DP instantly returned the compliment by saying, “It is a huge compliment. She (Sridevi) is someone I have admired. I grew up watching all her films. It is nice to know that she admires my work.” Awww!

But that’s not the only reason why the Cocktail actor is on cloud nine. The leggy beauty has also received the Smita Patil Memorial Award for Best Actor, given to her by the Priyadarshani Academy. Hmm, pretty neat, we say.

Hold on… there’s more. Adding his own touch to Dippy’s happy-happy phase is ex-beau and co-star of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Ranbir Kapoor, who is impressed by the improved Deepika Padukone he sees today. “I am amazed, shocked and wonderfully surprised seeing the growth of Deepika as an actor,” RK said in an interview. So what’s new, we wonder. Apparently, Ranbir thinks that Dippy’s understanding of Indian cinema and life in general has changed, for the good, of course. And he also thinks that his former ladylove now appears to be much more confident.

But all this makes us wonder, what really changed? Did Dippy’s ‘single’ status nudge her to become more sincere and hard-working? Or has experience brought out the acting talent that she always had? What do you think, BollywoodLifers?