Deepika Padukone: “I am very proud of being in the top 5 of Forbes List”
Newsmaker of 2018, Deepika Padukone who has had an eventful year took to her social media and went LIVE to interact with her fans. The actress spoke at length about all her achievements in the year 2018
Earlier in the year, Deepika Padukone also featured in the TIME Magazine list of 100 most influential people in the world, Variety Magazine’s International Womens Impact report amongst other accomplishments.
Emerging as the only woman to win a spot in the top 5 list of the richest Indian celebrities by Forbes, Deepika Padukone has set new precedents.
Talking about the same, Deepika shared, “It’s really bizarre, Always wondered while growing as to how the people on this list felt who are featured on it and randomly, I don’t know I was on the list. Me and my team received this email from them confirming I am on the list last year and I reread the email, thinking if someone was doing a prank”.
She further adds, “We are in a very interesting time, there is so much talk about diversity equality, and in a time like that breaking into top 5 is something that I will very openly say that I very proud because that hasn’t fallen in my Lap and I have worked very hard for it. In terms of remuneration, be it any field we need to acknowledge women’s contribution in the field.
Deepika began the year with a bang with the magnum opus Padmaavat. The actress not only won the hearts of the audience but also garnered rave reviews for her apt portrayal of Rani Padmini. As her film Padmaavat entered the 300 crore club earlier this year, Deepika became the only actress to have shouldered a woman-led film to the coveted club.
Deepika Padukone reclaimed her throne of the sexiest Asian Woman on the planet as the renowned UK based newspaper Eastern Eye crowned the actress in their annual list. Bagging the position for the second time in three years, Deepika Padukone has achieved the title soon after her marriage.
Sizzling on the cover of GQ for the December edition, Deepika Padukone graced the first magazine after her wedding. The pictures have been soaring the temperatures owing to her oozing sexiness.
Deepika is not only the highest paid actress in Bollywood currently but also the most commercially viable actress.
Currently, Deepika Padukone is gearing up for her next film Chhapaak based on true story of acid attack survival directed by Meghna Gulzar. Chhapaak will be co-produced by Deepika Padukone.