Deepika Padukone is currently at the peak of her career. With her recent movie Padmavati, she has climbed up one more step in her career. This movie is a massive success and has performed very well at the box office.
2016 was a very special year for Deepika Padukone as she made her debut in Hollywood films. In 2015, she delivered two back-to-back hits, Piku and Bajirao Mastani, which performed very well at the box office.
Deepika is the daughter of former Badminton Player Prakash Padukone. She left her home town Bangalore and shifted to Mumbai at the age of 17 to become an actress. In 2006, music director Himesh Reshammiya selected Deepika Padukone for his music video Tera Surroor. This was one of the biggest turning points in her career.
At the same time, Farah Khan had seen Deepika in the music album and she decided to cast Deepika Padukone opposite Shah Rukh Khan. In this way, Deepika made her debut in Bollywood films in 2007 (Om Shanti Om).
She was nominated as the Filmfare Best Actress for the film Love Aaj Kal. After that, she again got a chance to work with Shah Rukh Khan in the film Chennai Express. This film collected whopping 200 crore and this added more fame to Deepika Padukone.
Ever since, Deepika didn’t look back in her career. Currently, after the huge success of Padmavati, she has hiked her remuneration to 15 crores. She is the highest paid B-town actress.
Here are few upcoming films of Deepika Padukone, which are expected to be released in 2018 and 19.
KriArj Entertainment and Vishal Bhardwaj will produce Deepika’s upcoming films Sapna Didi, which is the real life story of gangster Rahima Khan. It is expected to be released on Oct 2, 2018. This film is being directed by Vishal himself. She will share the screen space with Irfan Khan.
Sahir Ludhianvi Biopic
This film is a biopic on poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. Surprisingly, it is again being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In this film, Deepika has signed to play the role of lady love of the poet Sahir. And the lead actor’s role is being played by Abhishek Bachchan. Earlier, Sanjay Leela Bhansali thought of casting Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role, but due to the busy schedule of SRK, he has taken Abhishek Bachchan into his project.
Apart from Bollywood films, Deepika has a Tamil film Rana in her hands. She is cast opposite superstar Rajinikanth and the film is being directed by K. S. Ravi Kumar. This film is seen as a sequel to Kochchadaiyan. There is no confirmation regarding this yet.
Apart from these films, Deepika is expected to be a part of Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming project. The project is not yet titled.
So, we will get to see more of Deepika’s movies in the years to come.