Deepika Padukone is the ultimate queen of Bollywood. With the variety of roles she’s portrayed in her career, we can surely say that she’s one of the best actors in the industry. On her birthday, we bring to you a list of our all-time favourite Deepika Padukone characters and what we learned from them.
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1. Tara from Tamasha
Tara is one of the best characters Deepika has ever played. She taught us that no matter what, you should always fight for love. Of course, it can be heartbreaking and super tough, but you gotta keep trying. She taught us that love and only love can change a person.
2. Naina from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
‘If you love someone, let them go. If they come back, that’s when you know they love you’ - This is exactly what Naina from YJHD taught us. She loved with all her heart and no expectations in return!
3. Mastani from Bajirao Mastani
Mastani fought like a queen, loved like a queen and died like a queen. Mastani was bold and beautiful. She taught us that women are no less than men. She also taught us that no matter what, you should always stand up for yourself.
4. Leela from Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela
Leela is fun loving and bold, fab and fearless. Come what may, she’ll do anything for love...even if it means killing the love of her life and then dying in his arms. The transformation in this character from the beginning of the film till the end says a lot about how a person should change themselves according to different situations.
5. Piku from Piku
Piku is an independent girl who leads her life the way she wants to. Above all, she puts her father first and foremost. It’s a character that speaks to you. It tells you how important a father-daughter relationship is, it tells you that sometimes it’s okay to make compromises and it tells you that happiness is all about the tiny little moments in our lives!
6. Angie from Finding Fanny
Angie from Finding Fanny taught that it’s never too late to find love. So what if you are a widow? Love is a feeling that can happen to you any time and when it does, you must embrace it.
7. Meera from Love Aaj Kal
Meera from Love Aaj Kal was probably the most relatable Deepika Padukone character. A mix of innocence, charm and strength, Meera faces everything in her life with a smile on her face. A strong-headed, career-oriented woman, she follows her dreams… And when it comes to love, she taught us that it’s okay to make mistakes and that in the end, everything falls into place.GIFs: Tumblr