9 times it was impossible to not fall in love with Deepika Padukone

From the time when she took on a leading daily to when she openly discussed depression, it's pretty easy to love Deepika Padukone

Although Deepika Padukone’s 2007 debut, Om Shanti Om, showed us she had all the makings of a star, she has superseded any expectations people might have had of her. Her films in the recent past have received critical acclaim, she’s made a name for herself in the international circuit and her fans ship literally everything she does.

When Deepika is not oozing charm on 70mm screen, she is inadvertently making us fall in love with her sass.

As the actress turns 32 today, here’s looking back at the times when she made us fall in love with her.

1) When she refused to take shit lying down

Remember when she shut down The Times of India’s version of entertainment news?

2) When she started the conversation about depression:

Refusing to treat depression as taboo, Deepika Padukone spoke about mental health and how it doesn’t often get the attention it needs.

Deepika Padukone depression

Deepika Padukone depression


She founded The Live Love Laugh Foundation to spread awareness:

Also read: Thank you Deepika Padukone for telling girls to never give up on dreams

3) When she channeled her inner Regina George on Koffee With Karan

Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor’s appearance on Koffee With Karan proved that you truly must never mess with the queen.

Deepika Padukone on Ranbir Kapoor

4) When she revealed how rivalry gossip with Priyanka Chopra is silly

Two actresses working always makes for salacious headlines, but Deepika wasn’t about to take that BS lying down

“Every time I read anything that doesn’t say that [we are friends], it really surprises me. I have always said that she is someone I’ve known for many years.”

priyanka chopra

5) When she showed her goofy side during Tamasha promotions

Tamasha promotions brought out the goofiest side of Deepika Padukone. She showed us that personal life has no place in our professional one.

6) When she helped Ranveer Singh get out of his Peshwa Bajirao character

While shooting for Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer went a bit too deep into the character and Deepika took it upon herself to pull him out.

Also read: How Deepika Padukone and Mahira Khan are fighting the same battle in India and Pakistan

7) When she made Vin Diesel do the iconic lungi dance

On a promotional spree in India for xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Deepika Padukone ensured Indian fans of Vin Diesel get a special surprise.

Also when she became best friends with Ruby Rose and introduced her to this

Deepika took her Bollywood bit when she went to the West and Ruby Rose too could not help but be bit by it.

A post shared by Ruby Rose (@rubyrose) on


Also read: All that glitters: 6 times Deepika Padukone showed us how to style golden outfits

8) When she spoke about Ranveer Singh and gave all of us relationship goals

Deepika is one half of one of India’s most adored celebrity couple. All the times Deepika got candid about her relationship, everyone rooted for them.

“He has the ability to make people laugh and feel special.”

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh at Ambani’s Ganesh Chaturthi party

9) When she led the battle for Padmavat (i) from the front 

Deepika Padukone’s Padmavat (i) was supposed to be a movie India would be proud of. But when controversies took over, the movie’s release was stalled. Deepika was quite confident about the movie which is why she said this:

“The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film.”

And when threats were made against her, Deepika said this:

Deepika Padukone on Padmavati

Stay the way you are!



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