Deepika Padukone looks ethereal at the TIME 100 Gala

Deepika Padukone has been named among 100 most influential by TIME and the diva is currently is New York for TIME 100 gala event. On Wednesday, she won the heart of the world with her million dollar smile and with heavily embellished golden gown by Anamika Khanna with a flowing cape behind her. She neatly tied her hair in a pony, put on red lipstick and wore a statement earring. She kept her neck naked.

As she walked the red carpet, Deepika Padukone donned a big smile on her face and with folded hand said ‘namaste’.

During the ceremony, she gave a short speech about her struggle with depression. As she begins her speech, a fan from the audience shouted “You’re so beautiful!,” she blushed with a mic in her hand and thanked him for his words.

Here’s the entire speech:

February 15th, 2014, I remember waking up that morning with a strange pittish feeling in my stomach. I had no idea what I was feeling. Life all of a sudden just felt meaningless and there were days when I just wanted to give up. And couple of weeks later I was diagnosed with clinical depression.

Four years on I stand here in front of all of you with a slightly better understanding, I think, of life and my feelings and the person that I am, but I feel like more importantly, I think all of you will agree with me when I say that we’re going through some pretty challenging times all around the world.

And so I want to raise a toast to every man and every woman and every child around the world that is faced with some sort of challenge every single day, but you do it with a smile, and I want to say that your power and your strength and your courage encourages me to go on every single day. And for the some of us I think who do think of giving up once in a while, I want you to know that we’re all in this together, and most importantly that there is hope, because in the words of Stephen Fry, “We’ll be sunny one day.” Thank you.

During the ceremony, Deepika posed with her Hollywood manager and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.

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