Celeb Style: Deepika Padukone Over The Years
Six years since her successful debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om, Deepika Padukone has come a long way from being just a pretty face to the most sought after actress in B-town. With five back-to-back hits, she put to rest the age-old notion that successful models cannot make good actors. Coupling style and substance equally, she has given us some memorable performances. As she turns a year older, we throw light on the dimpled damsel’s style evolution on-screen and off it.
As Shantipriya in Om Shanti Om
She popularized the winged-eyeliner look while playing a superstar in Om Shanti Om. Her traditional wardrobe and ethereal look was reminiscent of the yesteryear beauties and she did complete justice to her role as a newcomer.
At the 58th Filmfare Awards 2013
Given her lean and athletic frame, we absolutely love the confidence with which Deepika sported the WBD trend at the prestigious Filmfare awards. The black number by Prabal Gurung helps her display the right amount of edginess without making her look out of place even once.
As Meera Pandit in Love Aaj Kal
She bowled us over as the head-strong and uncompromising woman who gives up on pursuing her lover. Her style switched in between the scenes from chic to street-smart. She brought the flared kurtis back in vogue.
At the press conference for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
She is one of the few actresses who can rock high-street fashion. Count on her to make anything look great because such is her body language. This pretty Zara shirt and skirt ensemble makes us want to go shopping right away.
As Shonali Mukherjee in Karthik Calling Karthik
Urban, smart, but a fool when it comes to the matters of the heart, Deepika was stunning as Shonali in Karthik Calling Karthik. Though the movie did not do as well, her style and gracious moves in the song, Uff Teri Ada gained popularity. She chopped her long tresses for a fun shoulder length hairdo which complimented her character well.
At the launch of Vogue’s Eyewear collection
We are awestruck by this sexy secretary look. Having been appointed as the Brand Ambassador by Vogue eyewear, Deepika’s love for glasses grew fonder. With rave reviews for the geek look in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, she has been spotted on many occasions with a trendy pair in all shapes.
As Veronica Malaney in Cocktail
Definitely the turning point of her career, Deepika rocked as the unabashed, unapologetic wild child in Cocktail. Blessed with a devil-may-care attitude and a wardrobe to die for, she was a revelation of what the modern Indian woman is. Sequined dresses, monotone outfits, bodycons and floor length dresses, Veronica’s character is a fashion encyclopedia in itself.
At Cannes International Film Festival 2010
She strutted on the red carpet in a sari by Rohit Bal at the Cannes International Film festival in 2010. Some fashion critics thought it was a bad move as she could have represented the country in Western attire. But the shutterbugs at Cannes got a beautiful break from the usual floor-length gowns.
As Naina Talwar in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
From plain geeky to gorgeous, Naina Talwar’s character metamorphosis was a delight for cine-goers. From trendy glasses to traditional attire, Deepika was desirable in every frame. Probably sharing screen space with her former beau Ranbir Kapoor had something to do with that.
At the Most Beautiful Brunch by People’s Magazine
Looking splendid in a bright orange dress, Deepika unveiled the May 2013 issue of People magazine at a brunch held in Mumbai. The color alone was enough for her look to hit the eye, hence, the accessorizing was minimal. She kept her hair swept up into a voluminous bun with wisps left hanging loosely. We can’t help but continue to be vowed.
We wish the dusky damsel a very Happy Birthday and here’s wishing her more hits in the years to come.