After a long wait, The Times of India’s Most Desirable Divas of 2018 list was announced. The list was announced based on a voting system and according to a decision made by an internal jury. While most would have thought Deepika Padukone would have made it to the top of this list, the voters said otherwise. Though Time’s released the names of 50 desirable divas, we bring to you the top seven! Check out the list here:
1. Alia Bhatt
Ranking number one on the list, Alia Bhatt did not made heads turn with her first movie, Student of the Year. However, through the years, the lady impressed everyone around her and changed all the naysayers to yaysayers. In fact, in movies like Udta Punjab, Highway and Raazi, the actress quite literally stole the spotlight. Which is why it comes as no surprise that she came first on this list!
2. Meenakshi Chaudhary
When Meenakshi Choudhary won the title of Miss Grand International – 1st Runner Up, she made everyone sit up and take notice. Apart from being seen in several pageants, Chaudhary is also a popular figure on the covers of magazines. Her smile and style factor makes her stand out like no other!
3. Katrina Kaif
Standing at number three, Katrina Kaif has had quite a great 2018. While her films like Thugs of Hindostan and Zero didn’t make that great a splash at the box office, Kaif still made her presence felt. Kaif won the third position because of her killer looks and sizzling dance steps, making everyone to fall in love with her.
4. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone’s acting skills and grace is loved not just by fans, but fellow actors as well. In fact, the other actors love her so much, Hema Malini passed on the title of Dream Girl to Deepika! Just like Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone also had quite a brilliant 2018. Not only did her film Padmavaat do exceptionally well, she also tied the knot with long time boyfriend, Ranveer Singh.
5. Gayatri Bhardwaj
When Gayatri Bhardwaj was crowned fbb Colors Femina Miss India United Continents 2018, she made everyone take notice. With her expressive eyes and sparkling personality, Gayatri started carving a niche for herself in the industry. Did you know this beauty is also a football player?
6. Aditi Rao Hydari
When Aditi Rao Hydari made her presence felt with a small but meaningful role in Padmaavat, she made a lot of heads turn. This particular actress has had quite a lucky streak in Bollywood. She has been doing so well that quite quickly, she made a strong mark in the industry. In fact, she earned a spot on this list not once, but two years in a row!
7. Neha Chudasama
When Nehal Chudasama won the Miss Diva Universe 2018 title, she knew she had a place in everyone’s heart. Not only is she an anchor, model and fitness consultant, she also represented India at the 67th Miss Universe contest.
Who is your favourite from the list? Comment and let us know!
Deepika Padukone Features In Louis Vuitton Pre Fall 2020 Campaign
Louis Vuitton is a brand which is flaunted by the wealthiest individuals on the planet. Wearing Louis Vuitton apparel is a style statement. It is an easily recognizable brand, thanks to its iconic initials ‘LV.’
The brand recently released its pre fall 2020 campaign and Deepika Padukone features in it. She stars alongside the likes of Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner and American Horror Story star Emma Roberts.
This makes Deepika Padukone the first Bollywood star to feature in a global campaign by the iconic clothing brand and gives Deepika another unique accomplishment in her career. The Bollywood star took to her Twitter to share the news with everyone.
I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Louis Vuitton family!To be a part of Nicholas Ghesquière’s vision for the world’s most iconic brand is not only exciting but also very humbling!
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 23, 2020
The actress recently received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum held in Davos for her contributions towards mental health awareness. She recently starred in the movie Chhapaak. Deepika Padukone will next star as Romila Devi, the wife of Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev, in the movie ’83.
Deepika Padukone Speaks About Addressing Mental Health Issues At World Economic Forum
Deepika Padukone is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood right now, but the outspoken actress did not have an easy journey to the top. Deepika battled severe depression over the years and broke the silence about it after years when she finally overcame it. She was very vocal about the support of her colleague and husband Ranveer Singh in helping her overcome her depression.
Deepika Padukone also started The Live Love Laugh Foundation to help people suffering from stress, anxiety and depression. The actress once again spoke about the issue at the World Economic Forum (WEF,) which was held at Davos. WEF is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.”
The actress stressed on the importance of addressing mental health issues while building a more sustainable and inclusive world.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 20, 2020
Thank You @DrTedros for your warmth and generosity and we look to working together in our efforts to de-stigmatise mental illness and creating awareness regarding mental health.@TLLLFoundation @WHO https://t.co/hxxQlWAVPo
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 21, 2020
Deepika Padukone recently acted in a film, Chhapaak, which is about an acid attack survivor and how she rebuilds her life and eventually finds love. The movie is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas Stars In New Jonas Brothers Song What A Man Gotta Do
The Jonas Brothers recently released a video of their new single What A Man Gotta Do, which recreates iconic scenes from the movies Say Anything, Grease and Risky Business. The video also stars the wives of the Jonas brothers, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra recreate the Tom Cruise classic Risky Business scene where he slides on the floor and sings into a trophy. Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas recreate the boombox scene from Say Anything and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner recreate the dance off scene from Grease.
Priyanka Chopra announced the release of the video on her Twitter handle after releasing a teaser.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 16, 2020
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 17, 2020
The video also features bloopers from the making of the song and behind the scenes shots of the song.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently finalised to star in the Russo Brothers’ international spy series Citadel, alongside Bodyguard and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.
Cannot wait to work with the talented @_richardmadden and incredible @Russo_Brothers on CITADEL… A multi-layered global franchise with interconnected local language productions from India, Italy and Mexico. It will truly be global content. More soon. @AmazonStudios @AGBOfilms pic.twitter.com/o4ADVX1QTw
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 14, 2020
Deepika Padukone 34th Birthday – Best Films Of The Actress
Deepika Padukone, one of the highest paid actresses in India, turns 34 today. The actress has essayed multiple strong roles in her career so far. Her friends and fans showered birthday wishes on the various social media platforms where Deepika Padukone is very active. Let us have a look at some of the best works of Deepika Padukone in her career so far.
Om Shanti Om (2007)
Om Shanti Om marked the debut of Deepika Padukone in Bollywood and featured her opposite Bollywood’s Baadshah, Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika essayed an endearing performance in the movie as the actress Shanti and Sandy, a doppelganger of Shanti. Her performance in the film won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
Deepika Padukone played the role of Gayatri, one of the love interests in the life of Raj Sharma (Ranbir Kapoor.) The film follows the life of Raj and the various women he meets at different stages of his life and how he ends up on bad terms with them. Gayatri is the last woman Raj meets and she opens his eyes to the pain he caused to the previous women in his life, leading him on a journey to make amends with them. Raj eventually ends up with Gayatri after his journey.
Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Love Aaj Kal is a comedy drama film starring Deepika Padukone opposite Saif Ali Khan. The film is about two individuals with the outlook love is not supposed to tie the 2 people involved down. After a mutual breakup, Meera (Deepika Padukone) and Jai (Saif Ali Khan) part ways. A restaurateur named Veer Singh manages to convince Jai to pursue Meera, who left for India, just like Veer Singh pursued the woman he loves, Harleen Kaur, in 1965. The rest of the film follows how, years after their separation, Jai and Meera realize their feelings for each other are still alive and end up reuniting.
Deepika Padukone delivered a breakthrough performance in this film as Veronica, a free spirited girl who takes life as it comes. The movie is about a love triangle between three characters—Veronica, Meera (Diana Penty) and Gautam (Saif Ali Khan.) Deepika’s performance in the film earned her a nomination for the Best Actress Award at the Filmfare Awards.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
One of Deepika Padukone’s well known performances is her portrayal of Naina Talwar, a shy medical student who is an introvert but tries to be an extrovert. On an impulsive decision, Naina chooses to go on a vacation and explore Manali with her friend Aditi (Kalki Koechlin.) Aditi is joined by her friends Kabir (Ranbir Kapoor) and Avinash (Aditya Roy Kapoor,) who are former classmates of Naina as well. The rest of the film shows how Naina and Kabir fall in love, but move apart as Kabir puts his career first. They later end up meeting again at Aditi’s wedding after years.
Chennai Express (2013)
Chennai Express stars Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul Mithaiwala and Deepika Padukone as Meenamma, Rahul’s love interest. Chennai Express follows the story of how Rahul accidentally boards the ‘Chennai Express,’ a train travelling to Rameswaram, where he meets Meenamma, the daughter of a local don in Tamil Nadu. Meenamma is trying to flee a forced marriage when she meets Rahul. The rest of the story shows how Rahul realizes he loves Meenamma and how he ends up persuading Meenamma’s father and Tangaballi, the forced suitor, about his love.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
This movie is an adaptation of the Shakespeare novel Romeo and Juliet. Deepika Padukone plays the titular role of ‘Juliet’ in this movie, which is set in a village of Gujarat where two leading families endure a blood feud lasting 500 years. Deepika’s portrayal as Leela, an opposing clan leader, won her the award for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards.
This comedy drama movie starred Deepika Padukone as a headstrong architect, alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan. Deepika’s performance in the film won her another award for Best Actress at the Filmfare Awards, taking her total tally to two.
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Bajirao Mastani is a period drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and is based on the Marathi novel Rau, which narrates the story of Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife Mastani, whose role was played by Deepika Padukone in the film. Deepika Padukone learnt sword fighting, Kathak, horse riding and the traditional martial art Kalaripayattu for Bajirao Mastani.
Padmaavat is another period drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and was based on the story of Padmavati, a Rajput queen, whose role was essayed by Deepika Padukone. The movie is about how Alauddin Khilji, a Mughal emperor, sees Rani Padmavati and is smitten by her, only to be rebuked by her when he confesses his desire. The rest of the movie shows how an enraged Alauddin Khilji attacks her kingdom to win her by force and how the Rajput women commit jauhar, a ritual mass suicide, to deny Alauddin Khilji his wish.
Deepika Padukone also appeared in XXX: Return Of Xander Cage, a Hollywood film, alongside Vin Diesel. Her latest project, Chhapaak, is scheduled to be released on 10th January, 2020.
Here’s wishing Deepika Padukone a very happy 34th birthday.
Parineeti Chopra About Turning Another Year Older
Parineeti Chopra is one of those actresses in Bollywood who never shies away from speaking her mind. The beautiful actress, who turns 31 today, got very candid during a recent interview about how it feels to turn another year older.
Parineeti Chopra revealed she feels she is growing wiser with each passing year and also evolving as a person. She believes her choice of films this year also changed her perspective as a person. She will portray an alcoholic divorcee in The Girl On The Train and badminton player Saina Nehwal in the biopic Saina.
Parineeti also revealed how her birthday celebrations changed over the years. Earlier, her birthday was all about partying and celebrating the day. However, this year, she plans to take some time off to reflect on her life. However, three of her close friends already planned a birthday party for her in Alibag. Parineeti Chopra is planning to cut off from work for 24 hours and enjoy her birthday with her friends and family.
The actress discussed the long running practice of hiding one’s own age in the film industry. Parineeti stated she finds it really ridiculous when people do so and added growing older doesn’t concern her at all.
Mango Bollywood wishes the fierce and beautiful Parineeti Chopra a very happy birthday and a great year ahead.
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