With Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om, Deepika Padukone’s career in Bollywood officially began. And from the moment of her debut, everyone saw knew that there is a unique spark in her acting abilities. With over a decade in the industry, Padukone has only gained more perfection and popularity.
With her upcoming project titled Fighter with Hrithik Roshan, let’s have a look back at some of the great and challenging roles which only Deepika could have pulled off.
Deepika Padukone Challenging Roles
Om Shanti Om
Deepika Padukone established herself in everyone’s hearts from the start of her career. She could play her character in the movie Om Shanti Om so naturally that it was difficult to imagine this was her first movie. It almost seemed as though she was born to do this. She won the Filmfare award for Best Debut (Female) that year, so her efforts weren’t in vain.
The movie had a lot of buzz because it was Padukone’s first time performing alongside Ranveer Singh in a significant film, and it more than lived up to those expectations. Sanjay Leela Bhansali reimagined Romeo and Juliet with an Indian flair. Deepika looked hot in Leela’s role, and her on-screen chemistry with Ranveer Singh was delightful to behold. She received praise for her film work and later won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Female).
It can be pretty challenging to portray a historical character, but Padukone handled it well. Padukone and Singh were on screen for the second time, and their chemistry helped increase the audience’s interest in the film. Deepika was flawless in this movie, nailing everything from intense sword fights to moving conversations.
The movie portrays the story of the enduring love shared by Sri Lankan princess Padmavati, the second wife of Rajput ruler Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor), and Rajput royalty. They are regarded as the ideal fit for one another, so he marries her and moves her to Rajasthan. When Alauddin Khalji (Ranveer Singh) hears of her beauty, he is smitten by the description and longs to meet her. Naturally, Ratan Singh rejects this, believing it is against Rajput pride. Khalji then invades Chittor as a result. Deepika Padukone’s powerful portrayal of Rani Padmavati, who stood for dignity and honour, captivated the audience.
This movie is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, a victim of an acid attack. Given Deepika Padukone’s outstanding beauty, starting her career as a producer with a movie in which her face is primarily deformed is a courageous move. Deepika Padukone infused life into each shot while performing her most challenging part to date. She gave the impression that we were observing the struggles of an average girl because she wasn’t a superstar performing an attractive character.
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