So This Is How Deepika Padukone Bagged Her First Movie In Bollywood


Deepika Padukone is one of the most talented actresses of the Bollywood and among the most sought after actresses at this moment. Her upcoming movie “Padmavati” is also about to release; however, it is surrounded by many controversies and some groups have threatened the director and the cast of the movie of severe consequences. They have also demanded that the movie should be banned.


However, do you know how she entered Bollywood? She made her debut with Farah Khan’s “Om Shanti Om” as the female lead opposite the King of Romance Shah Rukh Khan. Since then, she has been making her fans going crazy by giving wonderful performances in the flicks. She is not just a good actor but a great dancer too.


Deepika was a model before entering Bollywood. Her debut movie was a south Indian flick but she was noticed by Farah Khan in Himesh Reshammiya’s song “Naam Hai Tera Tera.”

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But it was not the only reason that Farah offered her the role. Deepika’s name was already recommended to Farah by Malaika Arora.


Some years back, Deepika was seen by Malaika at Lakme Fashion Week in a Wendell Rodrick’s show and this is what Rodrick told a magazine,

“I showed a collection called Isadora at Lakmé Fashion Week. It was a game changer for Deepika. Director Farah Khan asked my friend Malaika to suggest a new model to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan for her new film. Om Shanti Om did not have a working title at the time. I suggested Deepika who was barely two years into modelling. I made her open the show and told Malaika that the first girl I was sending out was the one I recommend. Malaika liked her, conveyed the same to Farah and a screen test was done. The rest is history.”

Yup, the rest is history! Deepika has entered Hollywood as well and we are sure that she will keep on entertaining us for a long time.

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