This is no doubt in the sentence that when it comes to the present status of Deepika Padukone in B-town, she has made it all on her own. Coming from a sports family that had no connections to the entertainment industry, thereby ruling out any nepotism that could work in her favor, she is a self-made B-town personality and has gone through many ups and downs to reach the height of becoming an A-list actress.
She has in her kitty both commercial grade films and content driven films like Piku. Her upcoming projects like Chhapaak and 83, both of whom are co-incidentally biopics and with Chhapaak she has turned producer as well. And with 83 (which is a biopic on Kapil Dev starring her hubby, Ranveer Singh) she is making a new record i.e. charging a record 14 Crore INR compensation. This number gains relevance in contrast to the fact that globally there has been a movement going on that despite female performers being crucial to the film’s script they are still paid much less compared to their male counterparts.
In the beginning, Deepika was in doubt about not playing the central character in 83. A report on Bollywood Hungama quoted a source close to the project as saying,
“The film is about the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev winning the 1983 World Cup in England and Wales. How much of a role Deepika can have as Kapil Dev’s wife in a plot that is not devoted to Kapil’s off-field life? She was in two minds, not sure if she wanted to play a non-central character.”
So to put things on the right path, Ranveer stepped in. The source further shared,
“I think Ranveer almost convinced her, and then the zeros on the cheque did the rest of the job.”
This Kabir Khan directorial is all set to hit the theatres on April 10, 2020. When it comes to 2019, there are no silver screen landings for Deepika this year. But Deepika’s fans need not feel bad, as next year i.e. 2020, she will compensate her 2019 absence with two releases beginning Meghna Gulzar‘s Chhapaak that is all set to hit the theatres on January 10, 2020 and also casts Vikrant Massey.