Do you know how Deepika Padukone landed her role as ‘Shantipriya’ in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om?

Deepika Padukone’s first Hindi cinema debut shook everyone to the core. Here’s how the star got her first Bollywood movie.
Do you know how Deepika Padukone landed her role as ‘Shantipriya’ in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om?
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As Bollywood’s leading actress, Deepika Padukone has had a wondrous career with the help of her acting ability and poised personality. The star has stunned audiences not just in India but also worldwide with her Hollywood debut. The actress gained recognition with hits like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, and her most recent period drama Padmaavat. Taking back to where it all started, Deepika’s first Hindi film debut was with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. The film witnessed the legendary star’s acting capability and thereon she went on to take the industry by storm.

Despite her memorable presence in the film, not a lot of people know how the actress landed the role. According to reports, Deepika was discovered by Wendell Rodricks during her modeling days when she had just moved to the city of dreams, Mumbai. Rodricks had introduced the A-lister to Malaika Arora, another well-known B-town diva. Malaika saw the potential in Deepika and it was she who referred the star’s name to Farah. The fabulous ‘Dream Girl’, who stole everyone’s hearts in the movie, also gained popularity off-screen. 

According to reports, Wendell was impressed with the Bajirao Mastani actress due to her ‘hardworking attitude’ when he first met her at a workshop. That’s when he approached Malaika to give the aspiring diva a shot in films. All thanks to him fans of Deepika are now able to see her perform exceptionally well in so many diverse roles. Deepika has been very busy lately due to her forthcoming projects. She is currently shooting her upcoming movie Pathan co-starring Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham.

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Queen of heart.