Is Deepika Padukone Bollywood’s No.1 heroine?

Is Deepika Padukone Bollywood’s No.1 heroine?

The Chennai Express star is certainly in the best phase of her career today. But where did it all begin? And where is it going? We find out…..

Deepika Padukone’s Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela released today and could be another hit in Dippy’s kitty. She might have had her share of bad films and a rough phase in Bollywood, like so many others, but the actor has emerged a clear winner today. It hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk for this babe though; Deepika has transformed herself and her acting…and how!Ms Padukone had a dream launch as Shahrukh Khan’s heroine in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, but became more popular for her link-ups and break ups than for her movies. From Nihar Pandya to cricketer Yuvraj Singh, from Ranbir Kapoor to Kingfisher scion Siddharth Mallya, Ms P has often been in the limelight for her love life rather than her acting prowess. The RK tattoo on her neck made more news that her hits at the box-office, remember?

Her break up with then-boyfriend Ranbir (now her rival Katrina Kaif’s beau) became national news and Deepika was upset enough to declare Ranboo was the perfect condom brand ambassador while she chatted with host Karan Johar on Koffee With Karan. Deepika even made statements in the media that she had caught RK cheating, red-handed, but didn’t reveal with who. And fingers were pointed at Ranbir’s Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani co-star, Katrina.

Critics predicted a short career for the model turned actor. And they seemed to be right, considering her choice of films and her bland performances. How did Deepika then make it back into the race for the No.1 position as a serious contender? BollywoodLife figures that out….

Deepika’s Cocktail recipe: She didn’t play the quintessential Bollywood heroine or even a Goody Two-shoes in Homi Adjania’s Cocktail, and yet she managed to be the real hero of this film. Did she follow in her mentor SRK’s footsteps to play the marred ‘hero’, as he did in Baazigar and Darr? Whatever she did do, it worked for the hot babe. What followed was a streak of success in hit films like Race 2, Desi Boyz, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express. That clearly put on the back burner her flops – Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Lafangey Parindey , Aarakshan and more. With Ram-Leela (as it was called originally) we hope Dips manages a hattrick this year with her fifth hit film in a row. That would definitely put her on top of the game, na?

The ex-factor: Ranbir Kapoor may be her ex-boyfriend and the two may not have parted ways on a good note, especially after all the bad-mouthing on Karan’s popular talk show. But Deepika surprised many when she declared that she was excited to work with RK Jr. Dippy certainly scored high on professionalism and was perhaps one of the few actors to work with a former lover without letting emotional history get in the way. Now others like Kareena are walking this path.

Style Diva: Sonam Kapoor might be the ultimate fashionista, she’s experimental and intelligent about her wardrobe choices. But Sonam has tough competition – whether it’s shorts or lehengas, sarees or backless frocks, polka dots or animal prints, Dippy can pull off almost anything. Her appearances on both red carpets and at airports have always managed to be standouts. We like the way DP strikes a balance between the six-yard and the LBD.

The Khan connection: She is Shahrukh Khan’s lucky mascot; the two have chemistry and that shows in their track record – OSO, Chennai Express and soon Happy New Year. There is a rumour that there will be another film with the two actors playing lead roles – will this be the Yash Raj Films project with Aditya Chopra that SRK has mentioned? We wait to find out. And there are other Khans lined up – Deepika has said that her first Bollywood offer came from Salman Khan; it has just been confirmed that she will be Salman’s heroine in Bade Bhaiyya, the recently announced Sooraj Barjatya film. While she doesn’t have any projects with Dhoom:3 baddie Aamir Khan yet, we all know about Saif Ali Khan’s fondness for his Love Aaj Kal heroine – that reportedly even made wifey Kareena Kapoor Khan insecure!

No Kat fights: While Deepika and Katrina may not see eye-to-eye for various reasons, DP is one of the few heroines who bonds well with her rivals. We all saw her camaraderie with Sonam Kapoor on Karan’s talk show a few years ago! Deepika was also seen being buddies with Exotic babe Priyanka Chopra. And PeeCee’s special song in her new film didn’t bother this Leela one bit; instead, she was all praise for Ms Chopra. Dips certainly knows to keep her friends close and her competition closer, doesn’t she!Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • amelia

    deepika padukone is always the best…<3

  • Kiara

    She is besttttt…. Dimple qqqqqn….


    she is my favourate….. i am crazy abt her……..

  • Aysha

    KAREENA AND PRIYANKA ARE WAY BETTER THAN HER!!! She just a decent actress

    • Ralph

      ARE YOU F—–g serious???? HOW MANY MORE SUPER HITS this girl needs to give you to be number one unquestionably???

      OFF COURSE she is! Not only amongst the girls.. but in TOTALITY!, because not even the KHANS did what she did..

      even 2 or 3 flops would not waver her position.. but guess what.. even with a non super star, her ram leela is already a hit

    • rALPH

      What an idiot you are..

      You DO know that Srk took HER help, because he didnt have a good hit, even with KATRINA and ANUSHKA and with yash chopra’s help, that movie was a moderate hit..

      but with DEEPIKA, they gave the number one block buster! Also.. geuss what, idiot.. srk put her name at the top because he said it himself that DEEPIKA’s character is the main character in the movie.. so PLEASE STOP BEING A JEALOUS IDIOT!!

    • karna

      R u serious!!!!!!!! U must be high because Deepika is the best actress in the world and I absolutely adore her. she is soo pretty and if u have a problem with that, well don’t.

  • Sumi

    Yes! She is the Number 1 heroine. I cannot believe people thought Katrina was the no.1 heroine, she is beautiful & a good dancer but she cannot act as well as other actresses, such as deepika & katrina & kareena

  • Ralph

    ARE YOU F—–g serious???? HOW MANY MORE SUPER HITS this girl needs to give you to be number one unquestionably???

    OFF COURSE she is! Not only amongst the girls.. but in TOTALITY!, because not even the KHANS did what she did..

    even 2 or 3 flops would not waver her position.. but guess what.. even with a non super star, her ram leela is already a hit

  • Shohbit

    Definitely the biggest female superstar and actress right now. Number 1 from heroines. A 15 crore plus opening of RamLeela proves there is no other actress a bigger crowd puller and popular than THE DEEPIKA PADUKONE. A film with no big male superstar yet one of the biggest openers of the year.

  • ashish

    Katrina rocks the boxoffice with her power this year and surely end this boxoffice with hurricane

  • RJ k

    pata nahi yeh article chaapne walon ko kua hogaya hai kabhi kehte hain sonam no1 hai, phr sonakshi aur ab deepika uffffff
    sab jantay hai ke Katrina ko kabhi koi nahi beat kar sakta

    • kaif

      surely 2013 would b d best year for deepika padu- kone
      but ol tym queen is KATRINA KAIF…
      looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu katrina ♥

  • Maya

    Love Katrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrina Kaifffffffffffffffffffff
    and will surely die for her

    • aashish

      you call Katrina best actress, she can’t even spell a Hindi word perfectly. She is just a beauty doll that’s it and not an actress:(

  • Anjali

    Best actress of bolllywood is Katrina & will remain always no one can dare to beat her since her debut

  • Ahmad

    Deepika is nothing
    But katreena is best

  • sarah1

    any doubt abt the fact that deepika is the best??

  • Ann

    Another brilliant job Deepika!..From your last role as a Tamilian to a rustic Gujju girl in RamLeela you just aced it!…Your growth as an actress is amazing and all your hard work is paying off. I can’t wait for Happy New Year and Window Seat with Ranbir…and all those Kat Fans who posted here that Kat is best…well we all just saw the mediocre response to the Dhoom Machale song that Kat spent 6 WEEKS practicing for…enough said.

  • Riya

    Deepika is the no.1 heroine n no one can beat her

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  • shivam

    ya fabolus deepika i hope u are the star of bollywood

  • rohit jagtap

    Yes Deepika Padukone is the number 1 heroine.

    1. She gave Saif ali khan his biggest opener (Race 2)
    2. She gave Ranbir kapoor his biggest opener (YJHD)
    3. She gave Shahrukh khan his biggest opener (Chennai expres)
    4. She gave Ranveer sing his biggest opener (Ramleela)

    all in same year. ranbir’s besharam is a big flop and shahrukh’s jab tak hai jaan was a not even a block buster. saif ali khan gave multiple flops with kareena but gave hits only with deepika. ranveer singh who is new to bollywood had two back to back flops but had his biggest hit in Ramleela with Deepika.

    Facts speak she is the biggest draw and biggest female superstar currently. without a big hero also gave a hit.

    • Prasansha

      i COMPLETELY agree with you !

  • Maryam

    Kat no actn skils dp a gd actress

  • Maryam

    I agree wd rohit jagtap

  • imraan

    yes she’s is no.1

  • tf balouch

    i love u deepika

  • tf balouch

    imraan u r right